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  • Summary: Buddy Miller and guitarists Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and Greg Leisz come together to sing classic country songs and a few originals. Julie Miller, Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, and Ann McCrary are some of the guests on the album.
  • Record Label: New West
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Blues, Americana, Gospel, Religious, Progressive Country, Country Gospel, Blues Gospel
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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. 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.
  4. The results are fluent, tasteful, ghostly and more than a little wistful. Ideally served with morning coffee.
  5. 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.
  6. Mar 16, 2011
    60
    Buddy Miller organised a Grade A country guitarist convention, threw in some wonderful guest vocalists and then recorded, as if live, an impressive album.
  7. Mar 10, 2011
    40
    Although this collection of classic country sprinkled with a couple of originals features an extraordinarily talented assemblage of musical collaborators, it never coalesces into anything above average.

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