The Search - Son Volt
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  • Summary: Frontman Jay Farrar produced the band's fifth album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. "The Search" is Son Volt 2.0, a modern, mature album that might be the group's best yet. [10 Mar 2007]
  2. The Search is a potent reminder of why Farrar was and is one of the watershed artists of the alt-country movement.
  3. While it may be impossible for this Son Volt to ever reach the pinnacle of their 1995 debut, no one can accuse Jay Farrar of going through the motions.
  4. Aside from some standout songs, reactions to The Search are largely due to how you feel about the grungy, alt sound.
  5. The Search revisits the social commentary of Farrar's old band. [May 2007, p.129]
  6. On The Search... Farrar discovers some genuinely exciting new haunts, and frontloads them conveniently. [Mar 2007, p.62]
  7. 30
    The saggy country-rock complaints about corporatization and alienation [Farrar] offers... sound like submissions to an Air America poetry contest. [Apr 2007, p.121]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13