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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for North Carolina-based folk artist Jake Xerxes Fussell was produced by James Elkington.
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  1. Feb 2, 2022
    90
    Listening to Good and Green Again is like visiting a warm little den where the songs of yesteryear spend an easy hour catching up on the news of the present. His is a peculiar gift, but one he's learned how to use to great effect.
  2. Feb 2, 2022
    90
    For him a song is no older than the last time it was sung. His fifth album, Good And Green Again is his most thoughtful, his most eloquent, and his most poignant explication of this idea. [Feb 2022]
  3. Mojo
    Feb 2, 2022
    80
    The tunes are still naggingly memorable, but often less convivial, more melancholy. [Feb 2022, p.86]
  4. Feb 2, 2022
    80
    The album sounds a little warmer and less rustic than might be expected. The sound’s not inherently better or worse, but it suits Fussell’s movement toward more expansive orchestration and a more contemporary feel.
  5. Mar 16, 2022
    77
    Still inventive and imaginative, still grounded in his dexterous picking and robust vocals, it’s his most bittersweet album, with a melancholy lingering in each song, no matter its subject matter.
  6. Feb 3, 2022
    70
    Good and Green Again sounds as if it might have been released any time over the last 50 years without aging a day. Without knowledge of the tracks’ origins, it will fool listeners into assuming it’s one of the sweetest singer-songwriter efforts of at least the past half-decade.