The Life & Times Of... - The Hot 8 Brass Band
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release from the New Orleans brass band.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    This second album finds them in incendiary form.
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    This beat is where everything begins, with an essential simplicity that puts you in mind of Washington go-go, leaving enough space for delicate fill-ins and strong enough to support intricate arrangements.
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    The Life & Times Of... is a solid and recommended release.
  4. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    This set is sharper and fatter [than its debut].
  5. Dec 11, 2012
    70
    Life & Times is a winning showcase of their uptempo moods. [Jan 2013, p.77]