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  • Summary: A former member of the San Luis Obispo, Calif. trio Rodriguez, singer-songwriter M. Ward gained a bit of a following while supporting Bright Eyes on tour in 2002, and has drawn comparisons to Giant Sand, Tom Waits, and Grandaddy. This is his third solo release.
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  1. There's not a weak moment on this dark-horse gem of a disc.
  2. Ward’s controlled voice never falters or fails, which makes his words of wisdom drill into the soul with unquestionable power.
  3. Ward creates a full, alluring atmosphere that will recall for listeners all sorts of classic American music, real, remembered and imagined.
  4. at you have here is the exact opposite of a period piece: it's new but it feels old, it's here but it's nowhere, it's now but it's forever. Whatever, wherever, and whenever it is, though, it's lovely.
  5. A rich quilt of Americana, as if the folk, country and rock strands were brought together in a starlit saloon somewhere near the border. [Jun 2003, p.106]
  6. 80
    Frustratingly short of utter genius, but largely lovely too. [May 2003, p.102]
  7. 70
    Ward's far-ranging sound transcends the room.... If only his lyrics were as fresh. [#58, p.106]

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  1. GabeT
    Mar 21, 2006
    10
    Not one bad song on the album. Great feel, very chill, amazing songwriting.
  2. BenK
    Feb 17, 2006
    10
    This is the sort of music a pensive coyboy would play.
  3. AnthonyJ
    Aug 8, 2004
    9
    Amazing CD. The cover of Bowie's "Let's Dance" is beautiful. Go and get this one!
  4. DubM
    Sep 11, 2006
    9
    One of the best records I've listened to in a long time. This CD convinced me to get Transistor Radio and Post War, both of those albums One of the best records I've listened to in a long time. This CD convinced me to get Transistor Radio and Post War, both of those albums didn't let me down either. Expand
  5. LuisC
    Nov 13, 2004
    9
    absolutely stunning and beautiful

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