Warpaint - The Black Crowes
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  • Summary: The seventh album for the Atlanta, Georgia rock band features their latest guitarist, Luther Dickinson from the North Mississippi Allstars.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. They're old-fashioned, but in the best sense: they're in it for the long haul, which the superb Warpaint proves beyond a shadow of a doubt.
  2. Never in 24 years have The Black Crowes either changed their tune or sounded contrived, and they’re getting better all the time in their dependably unfashionable way.
  3. Warpaint mines the same Allmans-to-Zappa synthesis of influences that's been the Crowes' stock in trade but finds the group fortified by sharp songwriting and lace-tight, live-sounding performances.
  4. Warpaint starts off strong--the first third of the album reveals some of the best range and craft of the band's career--but songs like 'We Who See the Deep' are just too unfocused to be memorable.
  5. Though no song stands out as particularly remarkable, Warpaint drips steady consistency.
  6. It's not a huge departure for the Southern songbirds but proves them to be magisterial practitioners of the dark blues-rock arts.
  7. 60
    Warpaint does, however, fall somewhat short of the triumphant comeback The Black Crowes set their 10-gallons at.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. NickD.
    Mar 21, 2008
    10
    It's good to have them back. The irony is that they sound the same as always, but because they are so completely different than any It's good to have them back. The irony is that they sound the same as always, but because they are so completely different than any music being made right now their sound is refreshing. Expand
  2. GeneH.
    Mar 7, 2008
    10
    Fantastic record!
  3. JamesR.
    Mar 18, 2008
    10
    Best cd of 2008! so far Rock ,Blues Counrty all rolled into 1, just what I've been waiting for from the Crowes!
  4. BrantM.
    Mar 11, 2008
    9
    Excellent album. What a comback. THe band ,always excellent, continues to evolve and get better.
  5. DanA.
    Mar 14, 2008
    9
    Thick and bluesy. Sounded like Southren Musical Harmony part two. The Crowes are back!
  6. MantupE.
    Mar 13, 2008
    8
    Very sold...love the addition of dickinson's slide guitar. Chris robinson sounds the same as he ever has. A couple of filler songs that Very sold...love the addition of dickinson's slide guitar. Chris robinson sounds the same as he ever has. A couple of filler songs that are ok, but also easily forgettable keep it from being an entirely great album. Expand
  7. Damian
    Mar 14, 2008
    1
    What a bore. There was nothing that close to what 10 gallons offered. Maxim's "educational guess" was just that and was very much prophet-like.

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