Trey Anastasio

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 16

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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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  1. His ambitious self-titled solo debut goes a long way in turning over a new musical leaf, thanks to the presence of a top-notch nine-piece band and a host of complex, melodically inventive tunes that could please a wide range of listeners.
  2. For the most part, the album is an ebullient musical Mardi Gras, with Anastasio's dexterous, hard-driving guitar work the unifying thread.
  3. While the artifact quality and live vibe of this music come as no surprise, the show band emphasis of Trey Anastasio suggests that this artist may be placing a little less faith in the voodoo of improvisation and more in the payoff guaranteed by musicians who can tear up the same charts night after night.