Trials & Errors - Magnolia Electric Co.
Trials & Errors Image
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Recorded during a live performance by the Jason Molina-led four-piece in Brussels in 2003, 'Trials' includes seven songs from the Songs:Ohia catalog as well as three new Magnolia Electric Co. tracks.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 91
    The Young-ian guitar stutter remains intact. [Mar 2005, p.92]
  2. This is simply some of the best guitar-driven rock I've heard all year.
  3. MEC bombard the listener with wondrous guitar sprawls to match Molina's soulful drawl. [15 Jan 2005, p.86]
  4. The songs here bode well. [Jan 2005, p.128]
  5. 70
    So charged it crackles. [Feb 2005, p.82]
  6. The only shortfall that could be noted is that Trials & Errors is a touch long, clocking in at 72 minutes, but fans of Molina, along with the audience, who you can tell had a wonderful time at this show, will feel that this is a bonus.
  7. The backing members of Magnolia are perfectly competent, but sound justly uninspired by the material. [#8, p.115]

See all 14 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MatthewB
    Feb 11, 2005
    10
    Bought on a recommendation from Uncut magazine, and boy am I impressed. Like early 70's Neil Young/Crazy Horse only with more tuneful vocals ... loud, tuneful and meaningful. Expand
  2. JimR
    Jan 28, 2005
    10
    One of 2 great live cds released in Jan. The other being the Pernice Bros Nobody's Watching, Nobody's Listening.
  3. JamesK
    Jan 27, 2005
    9
    This is Molina's most hearty effort to date. More rock oriented then anything Songs:Ohia had ever done, MEC is by far one of the most cohesive and planned things he's done. He is floating in a direction that no one can deny. Expand