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  • Summary: The Band of Horses guitarist's third solo album was produced by fellow band member Bill Reynolds.
  • Record Label: Fat Possum
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 14, 2011
    84
    Solo, Ramsey doesn't need suspense to conjure beauty; just riff like The Byrds and sink serenely into the grass.
  2. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    This is the best solo record by an indie rock guitarist since Carl Broemel's All Birds Say, proof that Ramsey's career has more than enough horsepower on its own.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    Above all, Ramsey's songwriting connects on a personal, more mundane level.
  4. Nov 14, 2011
    80
    What he does best is craft heart-string cautionary tales.
  5. 60
    It's a pleasant, moody, laconic bordering on snoozy, stripped down affair that never breaks a sweat or escalates into a gallop.