Roots & Crowns - Califone
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  • Summary: Tim Rutili & co. reunite with producer Brian Deck for another moody, experimental take on American roots rock.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. Califone has worked, skillfully, with all of these styles and sounds before, but they’ve never left the table with a more realized, delicate treatment.
  2. Califone are continuing the progressive refinement of their roots, giving an assured argument for the possibilities ignored by folk musicians enslaved to tradition and a smart recall to all the forward-thinking others who have moved too completely and arrogantly on.
  3. Even at its most pieced-together and deconstructed, Califone's music feels organic.
  4. Building from the past to reinvent the future, they created something wholly remarkable for the here and now. [#15]
  5. At times much like a soundtrack to life’s sombre and reflective moments, Roots And Crowns’ clutter-free design is a nice reminder that good music needs no window dressing.
  6. There's not a single song that's captivating enough to hold our attention. [Dec 2006, p.188]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16