Sirens of the Ditch - Jason Isbell
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  • Summary: Jason Isbell's first solo album since he left the Drive By Truckers.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sirens is the sound of a freshly liberated songwriter scouring his soul - and coming up full-handed.
  2. This is a remarkably mature and impressive debut from an artist who seems like he's just getting started and his best stuff lies ahead of him.
  3. 80
    Overall, Sirens… may be a bit of a stylistic scattershot, but the Muscle Shoals foundation and Isbell’s razor-sharp songwriting mark it as an auspicious debut.
  4. Sirens is no "Heartbreaker" - though the stylistic grab-bag is reminiscent of Adams’s debut - but it is a damn good start.
  5. 70
    It's all top-shelf alt-country: road-hardened, literate and dark as ever. [August 2007, p.114]
  6. 70
    Given time, Isbell could be roots rock's Flannery O'Connor. [Aug 2007, p.102]
  7. Isbell shows us his sensitive side in a collection of lightly strummed breakup ballads and weepy slow-dancers you'd expect to get from Ryan Adams. That's not an endorsement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8