Smart Flesh - The Low Anthem
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  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Traditional Folk, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
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  1. Feb 23, 2011
    90
    Joyous, pensive, cathartic and hymnal in equal measure, this is the human condition set to music.
  2. Feb 22, 2011
    87
    It's the lyrics that make Smart Flesh truly shine.
  3. 80
    The Low Anthem are desperately trying to say something, even if that message is not always crystal clear.
  4. 80
    The only mis-step on the album is "Boeing 737", a pounding, splashy stomp whose brash incoherence perhaps disguises a commentary on the twin towers attacks. It seems brutish and crude set alongside the rest of the album, which otherwise has the kind of stylistic and atmospheric unity that reminds one of what albums can offer that no other format can match.
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    75
    Smart Flesh won't just set many a lonely heart aflutter - it will stick around in the morning to make breakfast.
  6. 70
    Smart Flesh won't grab you with big hooks or infectious grooves, but listen long enough, and it'll sink its teeth right in to you.
  7. Mar 23, 2011
    40
    As an album, there's little holding Smart Flesh together. [Feb. 2011, p. 72]

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