Ralph Stanley - Ralph Stanley
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  • Summary: One of many musicians to benefit from the unexpected success of the 'O Brother Where Art Thou?' soundtrack, 75-year-old bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley reunites with producer T Bone Burnett for this 12-track effort.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. 100
    Stanley's eloquent, understated and unpretentious folk music is more than up to the challenge of finding its place in a world devoted to teen pop and nü-metal.
  2. Stanley proves once again that everything old is new again. Including, of course, himself.
  3. 80
    Equal parts fierce and sprightly. Excellent. [Jan 2003, p.93]
  4. 80
    The man is as affecting as ever on this most traditional of collections. [Feb 2003, p.77]
  5. Ralph Stanley is an album for those that have already been initiated.
  6. Anyone who loved O Brother should find even headier musical pleasures on Ralph Stanley.
  7. Those converted via the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack may find the starkness and religiosity here unpalatable. [Jan 2003, p.123]

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. har
    Dec 11, 2005
    10
    Dr. Ralph does it again. Amazing!!! He is easily amongst the very best singers in all of bluegrass histoery

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