The Felice Brothers - The Felice Brothers
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  • Summary: The folk rock band from upstate New York formed by three brothers and their friend releases its first studio album in the US.
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  1. It sounds timeless, yet tossed-off. Best of all, it's a real blast, just like messing around with your drinking buddies (rock legends or not) should be.
  2. 80
    Rowdy, vivid, moving and playful, The Felice Brothers is just glorious.
  3. 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.
  4. 80
    The Bros' songs mostly rollick on witrh the agreeably vaudevillian bonhomie of The Band, when not essaying gloom with swooningly lachrymose balladry. [June 2008, p.114]
  5. 70
    The Felice Brothers aspire to the weird, woozy vibe of the Band's "The Basement Tapes," and often approach it. [Apr 2008, p.96]
  6. When 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]
  7. Overall, this is a solid disc which shows potential, but the Felice Brothers aren’t quite there yet.

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