Jackleg Devotional to the Heart Image
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  • Summary: The second release for the Texas folk band was co-produced by band member Jason Reimer and producer Stuart Sikes.
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  1. Aug 16, 2013
    80
    Fondness for Jackleg only grows the more time you spend with it.
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    80
    Immensely satisfying. [Jul 2013, p.92]
  3. Jun 18, 2013
    80
    It's the rather unhinged propositions that sends chills in the warmest way, much like Will Oldham's timelessly classic mid-'90s output. [No.99, p.52]
  4. May 24, 2013
    70
    Notably looser is ‘Oblivion Overture’s classical, Fantasia-esque take on earlier track ‘Oblivion’, while ‘Morning Of My Life’ finds a softer side to Flemmons’s nasal vocals, accompanied by little more than soft plucks of guitar. When combined though, these opposing elements transform Jackal into a distinctly outright collection of songs.
  5. Aug 16, 2013
    70
    There are moments when the experimentation falls flat, like the confusing round of noise at the start of the otherwise affecting track “Floating”. But this is a strong effort that displays almost none of the suffocating perfectionism that some feared.
  6. Jun 21, 2013
    63
    Lacking both the demonstrative lo-fi sprawl of its predecessor and the hermetic perfectionism that often marks long-gestating albums, Jackleg really does sound like the Baptist Generals made it first and foremost for themselves.
  7. 50
    The album starts off strong but ends up overcomplicated.

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