Yonder Is The Clock - The Felice Brothers
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  • Summary: The second album on the Team Love label for the three brothers from upstate New York.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 100
    As a State of the Union address, this bold and often brilliant record is less inclined towards optimism than, say, Springsteen’s admirable "Working On A Dream."
  2. These are all-American songs of devastation and alienation; they’re also loads of fun and damn hilarious much of the time.
  3. The fourth album from these purveyors of Band-evoking Americana is as folksy and honed as a tale by Mark Twain, from whom the Felices borrowed the title.
  4. The band does not so much make this record as keep it from flying apart. The intoxicating sound is matched with incisive word play, with the Felices using quirky laments and dark, urban poetry to bridge hillbilly and hipster.
  5. On Yonder Is the Clock, the Felice Brothers loosen up, making room for absurdity as well as the travails they sing about.
  6. It’s all danger and gangsters and loving the ladies when there’s a spare minute. Meanwhile, amidst the hootin’ and hollerin’, the soul will be sated, and saved.
  7. A record so concerned with repeating the strengths of an album past that it forgets to chart its own path.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. jimm
    Apr 21, 2009
    10
    The Boy From Lawrence County could be made into a feature film. Ian Felice is the finest songwriter of his generation.
  2. StephenM
    Apr 10, 2009
    10
    GREAT!!!! Definitely buy this album immediately, especially if you like Dylan, the Band, etc!
  3. SamA
    Apr 15, 2009
    10
    Country meets garage rock - very unique, and very appropriate for the times. This is a great record, and I highly recommend it for any indie music fan. Expand
  4. FrankD.
    Apr 23, 2009
    7
    I´t good, but not perfect. Just good!
  5. VaughnA
    May 27, 2009
    6
    I'm underwhelmed. I had enormous hopes for this record because of how much I loved their last self-titled one. But frankly I'm bored by it. And "Penn Station", the strongest song on the record just makes me want to clear my throat every time I hear it. Work a little harder on the songs next time brothers. Expand