The Low Highway - Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses)
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  • Summary: The 15th release for Steve Earle is the first to feature his band, The Dukes, and includes three songs written for the HBO series Treme.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
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  1. Apr 16, 2013
    90
    This time out, he brings all his influences together into an LP that may be his most musically diverse offering yet. [No.96, p.56]
  2. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    This may be his most consistent offering since El Corazón.
  3. Apr 25, 2013
    80
    The tunes are lively, soulful and diverse, each with Earle’s Texas drawl and trademark poetic storytelling in the foreground.
  4. Jun 3, 2013
    78
    Road records have been done so often they've become cliche. Leave it to Earle to stand that notion on its head by revealing the gravel in his veins.
  5. 70
    The Low Highway once again reveals that Earle’s gift for songwriting owes not only to an ear for melody but also to an ear attune to the quiet sufferings that most of us ignore.
  6. Apr 18, 2013
    70
    The 58-year-old, who is writing his memoirs, is as busy as ever, and he's still got what it takes.
  7. Apr 10, 2013
    60
    The Low Highway has the brains and passion of Earle's last few releases, even if it's not especially surprising. [May 2013, p.100]

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