• Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Not that Tennessee Pusher is a huge fall off from "Big Iron World," it's just not a great leap forward and upward, although there are plenty of striking tracks.
  2. The band’s mix of creativity and credibility, serious and strange is yet again a delight to experience.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Tennessee Pusher is comfortably up to standard, the demented Dylan pastiche, 'Alabama High-Test' a particular highlight. [Oct 2008, p.101]
  4. OCMS' rollicking fiddle sawing, guitjo picking and harmonica huffing will appeal to jam-band fans and Prairie Home Companion listeners alike, and there's a deadpan charm to singers Secor and Kevin Hayes.
  5. Their last album was dominated by well-worn oldies and sounded too safe. But here they match their bluegrass and country roots with a fine set of their own songs.
  6. OCMS's scrappy, fervent playing--live, the band is a mesmerizing mess of strings and sweat--reinvents old-time for a whole new generation.
  7. Tennessee Pusher suggests that--for Old Crow Medicine Show--thoughtful evolution might be less vital than intelligent design and the re-creation of the band’s traditionalist roots.

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