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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the Georgia country rock was produced by Brendan O'Brien
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  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Genre(s): Country, Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, American Trad Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Roots Rock, Contemporary Country, Southern Rock, Retro-Rock, Boogie Rock
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Too High
Every day ain't my day Easy street don't run my way Cross my heart and hope to spit The gettin's good, tell me what do I get Fool me once, fooled... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Feb 18, 2015
    90
    A highly more-ish record with real soul and class. [Mar 2015, p.88]
  2. Feb 10, 2015
    80
    Holding All the Roses delivers on every promise Blackberry Smoke have made to themselves and their fans.
  3. Feb 10, 2015
    80
    While the touchstones are evident--you can hear wisps of everyone from Vince Gill to Steve Earle to Lynyrd Skynyrd--Blackberry Smoke has assuredly carved out its own spot.
  4. Feb 25, 2015
    80
    Holding All the Roses, with its sleek, yet “real”, its creator’s trailblazing attitude, production and its honorable hark back to traditional Southern sounds is top-notch listening from top to bottom.
  5. Kerrang!
    Mar 10, 2015
    80
    Too countrified for you r average black metal fan, Blackberry Smoke are nevertheless as warming as rock gets. [7 Feb 2015, p.54]
  6. Feb 10, 2015
    60
    The sub-Quo thud of Rock and Roll Again aside, this is an eminently likable upholding of 40-year-old principles.
  7. Feb 11, 2015
    60
    While some may disparage Blackberry Smoke’s generic stance and the fact that Holding All the Roses seems so overtly radio-ready, there’s something to be said for a band that can rock so relentlessly and still maintain its melodic appeal.

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  1. Jun 11, 2015
    4
    Tried and trusted country rock that’s as pallid and cliche riddled to send even the most ardent fan back to the source material and realizeTried and trusted country rock that’s as pallid and cliche riddled to send even the most ardent fan back to the source material and realize there’s no place in this world for such an inconsequential record. Expand