Tightrope

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  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Bluegrass
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jun 13, 2014
    80
    Chatham County Line's format has barely changed, but it has matured deeply. [Jul 2014, p.104]
  2. May 28, 2014
    80
    The result is an album that’s unfailingly engaging, and, unsurprisingly, wholly exceptional at that.
  3. May 28, 2014
    80
    Between the fine ensemble playing, the excellent songwriting, and the subtle but superb studio technique, Tightrope is a high-water mark for Chatham County Line, which is no small statement given the strength of their work to date.
  4. Uncut
    Jun 26, 2014
    70
    The musicianship is exemplary throughout, with a stronger focus on roots traditionalism on "The Traveller" and "Ships At Sea." [Aug 2014, p.71]
  5. May 28, 2014
    60
    The songs--though sparely produced as usual--sound picked over, like they've been played too many times and have lost their fire.
  6. May 28, 2014
    60
    Struggling with the purity of its chosen narrow genre against the potential commercial appeal it helped bring about, Tightrope fails to reach the heights of 2010’s Wildwood, delivered in a time before their progeny took hold.
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