The Dirty South - Drive-By Truckers
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87

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Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

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  • Summary: No, the Drive-By Truckers haven't gone all gangsta rap on us; the title is just one example of the southern rockers' playful side. Founders Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley remain, although their surrounding cast has changed a bit since the acclaimed 'Decoration Day.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 100
    Even though the production is slicker, The Dirty South is still packed with painful, well-illustrated southern gothic sagas.
  2. 91
    Both sucks the air out of Dixie legend and revives it. [Sep 2004, p.122]
  3. Comparing The Dirty South to the last two Truckers’ records is like arguing over the merits of the first two Godfather movies. Either way you win.
  4. A pleasure to examine at close range.
  5. 80
    Display[s] a lurid intelligence that seeks to explore an alternate American history. [Oct 2004, p.102]
  6. The Dirty South is relatively toothless in comparison to Decoration Day and the breakthrough Southern Rock Opera, rarely even building up that predictably satisfying head of steam.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23