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.
SpinThe Felice Brothers aspire to the weird, woozy vibe of the Band's "The Basement Tapes," and often approach it. [Apr 2008, p.96]
Under The RadarWhen the band puts it all together, they've got a sound all their own--and it's a good one, too. [Spring 2008, p.85]
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 This 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.
Awards & Rankings
|Metal Box [Super Deluxe Edition] - Public Image Ltd.|
|The Early Years 1967-1972 [Box Set] - Pink Floyd|
|Singles: The Definitive 45's Collection - Sun Ra|
|Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|Live at the Whisky a Go Go: The Complete Recordings - Otis Redding|
|Box [Box Set] - Gas|
|The 1966 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) [Box Set] - David Bowie|
|You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen|
|We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest|
|A Seat at the Table - Solange|
|Fuzzy Logic [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - Super Furry Animals|
|American Band - Drive-By Truckers|
|Black America Again - Common|
|The Complete BBC Sessions [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels|
|My Woman - Angel Olsen|
|Kodama - Alcest|
|Live at the Hollywood Bowl - The Beatles|
|Forever - Code Orange|