Southern Rock Opera - Drive-By Truckers
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  1. Dec 14, 2011
    90
    One of funniest, smartest, truest, saddest and flat-out rockingest (in the very best way) albums I've heard in a very long time.
  2. Dec 14, 2011
    90
    Southern Rock Opera should be required listening not only for fans of the genre, but anyone interested in the history of '70s rock, or even the history of the South in that decade.
  3. Dec 14, 2011
    80
    Sure the whole Southern Rock Opera concept is a bit over-the-top, and a two-disc set will always contain its fair share of duds, but the Drive-By Truckers have succeeded in making an album that is as good a historical reference as it is for air-guitar.
  4. Dec 14, 2011
    80
    Southern Rock Opera is a complex work, a cohesive text that functions as a Bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story; as an exploration of cultural issues that have defined the South; as an autobiography of the Drive-by Truckers; and as a reclaiming of Lynyrd Skynyrd's legend and music.
  5. Dec 16, 2011
    70
    "Southern Rock Opera" is the kind of record most bands don't have in them.
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