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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the rock band led by Danny Lee Backwell was produced with Dan Auerbach.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Q Magazine
    Jan 15, 2019
    80
    A deeply satisfying upgrade. [Feb 2019, p.115]
  2. Jan 15, 2019
    70
    The result doesn't sound bad; at worst, a few of the tracks are forgettable. But beneath the carefully roughed-up veneer, there's some depth and nuance missing.
  3. Uncut
    Jan 15, 2019
    70
    It's less punky and psychedelic than anything they've done before, sounding more like a piece of self-conscious, well-crafted Americana by, say Richard Hawley or Alex Turner. [Feb 2019, p.30]
  4. Jan 22, 2019
    70
    Myth of a Man ultimately feels more like a Danny Lee Blackwell solo project than a Night Beats album, but it's a very good Blackwell solo album--a largely successful creative detour that shows he has more up his sleeve than expected, though fans of his more raucous sessions may be a bit thrown by it.
  5. Mojo
    Jan 15, 2019
    60
    Myth Of A Man doesn't feel like the whole story yet, but it's getting there. [Feb 2019, p.92]
  6. Jan 31, 2019
    35
    Those acid-fried roots (The 13th Floor Elevators, The Black Angels) are 95-percent gone, replaced by too much space and too much polish as Blackwell tries to be a soul singer. Sorry to ruin it, but he fails. It's very difficult to appreciate Myth of a Man; it's so leftfield of what Night Beats had going.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Jan 26, 2019
    9
    Good songs, with a classic flavor on a contemporary sound. Not to miss to those who love rock music.
  2. Feb 23, 2019
    8
    The 4th album from this Seattle, Washington band has a heady dose of nostalgic appeal, with updated production values and some stellarThe 4th album from this Seattle, Washington band has a heady dose of nostalgic appeal, with updated production values and some stellar songwriting guiding the intoxicating garagey melodies and rockin’ riffs. The songs carry a soulful bluesy integrity mixed with a garage-rock heart and a nod to 50s/60s R&B/rock ‘n’ roll that recalls recent albums by The Black Keys, King Tuff, Black Diamond Heavies. Essentially the solo work of main man Danny Lee Blackwell (with help from Dan Auerbach), “Myth Of A Man” is easily the band’s most accessible and mature release to date. Although the edgy guitars and rustic garagey grit are all but gone, the album Is redeemed by Blackwell’s unique voice and deft compositional talent. Recommended to those with an ear for above average laid-back retro roots-rock/R&B. Expand