The Excitement Plan

  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. TomT
    Jun 20, 2009
    8
    Good one.
  2. WilliamL
    Sep 1, 2009
    10
    A typical Snider album, well written, hitting all emotions and making it all rhyme. Well done Mr. Snider.
  3. MSimpson
    Aug 13, 2009
    9
    Reminds me of Howe Gelb. Great stories and music that is enjoyable to chill to. Not usually a country fan but I recognize good songwriting when I hear it and this transcends genre boundaries.

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Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Playing to Snider’s considerable strengths at playful familiarity, Was keeps the flourishes to a minimum, pulling the vocals to the fore and dropping the rest back in the mix. Though the sidemen are illustrious (Jim Keltner and Greg Leisz for God’s sake) they aren’t here to show off, but rather to advance the man at the centre. It all works beautifully.
  2. Todd Snider relates his hilariously heartbreaking hard-luck tales with a deadpan sing-speak delivery while superproducer Don Was gives the scrappy bar-band arrangements a glimmer of studio-pro warmth.
  3. It's unrelentingly grim, relieved only by Snider's dark humor.