The Big To-Do - Drive-By Truckers
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

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  1. The Big To-Do features some of the band's most evocative chunks of misery-detailing to date.
  2. 70
    The old comedy adage goes that if it bends, it's funny, but if it breaks, it's not. Tell that to Drive-By Truckers, who break everything in sight yet still strike tragicomic gold every time. The Big To-Do, their eighth full-length, features another cast of walking-dead survivors struggling with their vices in a Faulknerian landscape of rocked-up desperation.
  3. Musically, the DBTs manage a decent range--from big, squalling rockers to teary, lap-steel balladry--albeit without throwing any great surprises. Same old story, to some extent, but one worth hearing again.