The Majestic Silver Strings

  • Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2011
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Uncut
    May 13, 2011
    80
    Fresh from his role as bandleader/producer on Robert Plant's Band Of Joy, Miller has corralled fellow guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz for this fine ensemble project. [Jun 2011, p.92]
  2. 80
    This is a guitarists' mutual appreciation society affair that ought to be unbearable, but is actually gorgeous, thanks to the modest brilliance of those involved.
  3. The results are fluent, tasteful, ghostly and more than a little wistful. Ideally served with morning coffee.
  4. Mar 10, 2011
    80
    In contrast to Miller's usual earthiness, this Americana super-session is sonically lighter than air--thanks to spectral six-string ambience from Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and pedal-steel ace Greg Leisz, who adorn heavenly voices including Emmylou Harris and Patti Griffin.
  5. Mar 10, 2011
    80
    The Majestic Silver Strings is one of those rare "supergroup" projects that works--as much by its understatement as its savvy choice of material and excellent performances.
  6. 80
    This record is way cool. It may not seem like it upon first listen, but after a couple spins it's hard to forget.
  7. Mar 10, 2011
    70
    The Majestic Silver Strings is a touch strange and a heap of pretty, a dollop of tradition and a tablespoon of innovation.

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