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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the sister duo of Lydia and Laura Rogers was produced by T-Bone Burnett.
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  • Record Label: Republic
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Americana, Pop/Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk, Contemporary Country, Country-Folk, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Girl Groups
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Iuka
I'd never tell a man to ask my Daddy for my hand. I've got a thousand tales about the temper of that man. He'd shoot a man who came within a mile of... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. These songs bounce, buzz and bubble along with timeless life.
  2. May 27, 2014
    80
    This set might not be as insularly perfect as the Secret Sisters' first album, but it's ultimately just as impressive, if not more so, breaking the duo out of that "honky tonk made of fine glass" feel that could have easily trapped them creatively and artistically.
  3. 70
    Improved songwriting and assured ambition have turned them into formidable recording artists as well.
  4. Uncut
    Jun 26, 2014
    70
    For purists, "Lonely Island" and "River Jordan" are closer to a bygone Nashville sound. [Aug 2014, p.78]
  5. Jun 2, 2014
    70
    Put Your Needle Down shows that hometown versatility, bouncing from rhythmic, slick seventies rock to flirtations with New Wave to songs that could single-handedly make someone reconsider the sweeping generalization that pop doesn’t belong in country whatsoever.
  6. May 27, 2014
    60
    An updated Dylan song, Dirty Lie, and the gospel-bound River Jordan add variety to an enjoyable if uneven set that's a big step forward.