To The Races - Eric Bachmann
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  • Summary: This is the second solo outing for the former Archers Of Loaf and Crooked Fingers frontman.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 92
    You want this album. [#21, p.98]
  2. Most of To The Races is arresting and alive, filled with little moments--a snaky violin, a warm harmonica, a lilting melody--that serve as reminders of how important the concept of "performance" can be.
  3. The sound is closer to the Boss' Nebraska--as Will Oldham would have done it--haunting, reflective and drowning in sorrow. [Oct 2006, p.200]
  4. In spite of its flaws, To the Races charms with its somber atmosphere.
  5. Gone is the orchestral saturation that sometimes bogged down Crooked Fingers, replaced by gnomic acoustic folk that's stark to the point of nudity. [Oct 2006, p.84]
  6. The main problem is that, after about seven tracks of this stuff, it grows a bit repetitive.
  7. 40
    Bachmann's gruff uniformity is, in the end, difficult to love. [Dec 2006, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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