The songs on this album work together (sometimes roughly, sometimes smoothly) as sketches and vignettes to form an overall artistically thematic picture of the world in which we live. The brothers paint this picture so starkly with gritty hyper-realism that the songs will not and do not appeal to the greater audience of folk music that is still deriving its voice from the love songs of Simon and Garfunkel and Jackson Browne.
drunkenstepdaddadOct 3, 2008Holy ghost revialists. go to a show, get baptized again, you won't regret it. on oberst's label, i think and a good fit. bring a flask.
markkMay 24, 2008This is flat out the best album released thus far this year. only boo! by was not was comes close. forget all the references to dylan and the band. they are true. these are minstrels first and musicians second. they make phenomenal music and are a refreshing treat to the ears. critics ....quit being so snarky!!… Expand
stevensJun 11, 2008Comes off best in live environment, but these witty, literate, whiskey soaked, gritty brothers have, in spades, the real deal magic.
titamMay 25, 2008Well, even the voice tries to be dylan... they managed to copy the sound, but not the magic. Sorry.
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|American Radical Patriot [Box Set] - Woody Guthrie|
|The Satanist - Behemoth|
|Live at the Academy of Music 1971 - The Band|
|The Island Years [Box Set] - John Martyn|
|The Finer Things - The State Champs|
|In Utero [20th Anniversary Edition] - Nirvana|
|Spaces - Nils Frahm|
|No Depression [Legacy Edition] - Uncle Tupelo|
|High Land, Hard Rain [30th Anniversary Edition] - Aztec Camera|
|St. Vincent - St. Vincent|
|Moondance [Deluxe Edition] - Van Morrison|
|Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side [Reissue] - The Bottle Rockets|
|12 Stories - Brandy Clark|
|There's a Dream I've Been Saving: 1966-1971 - Lee Hazlewood|
|Memorial - Russian Circles|
|Haiti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960-1978 - Various Artists|
|The River & the Thread - Rosanne Cash|
|Virgins - Tim Hecker|
|Is Survived By - Touche Amore|