by The Jayhawks
- Record Label: American / Lost Highway
- Release Date: Apr 8, 2003
- Summary: The seventh album for the Minnesota alt-country outfit features a smaller-than-usual lineup of songwriter/vocalist Gary Louris, bassist Marc Perlman and drummer Tim O'Reagan, joined by new guitarist Stephen McCarthy. Matthew Sweet and Jakob Dylan guest.
- Record Label: American / Lost Highway
- Genre(s): Rock, Alt-Country
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|All The Right Reasons|
|As I lay upon my bed, I begin dreaming Of how it's gonna be the day that I am free Once I settle like the dust upon the table But then you came...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 12 out of 16
Mixed: 4 out of 16
Negative: 0 out of 16
With loads of acoustic guitars and the Jayhawks' winsome country harmonies, this album looks back to the sound of Crosby, Stills & Nash.
To long-time Jayhawks fans, the new album -- almost entirely acoustic -- is a welcome return to form.
There isn't much music on your radio dial that sounds so quintessentially bittersweet; the Jayhawks' old-fashioned gift is that they can make being lost sound sort of nice.
MagnetLouris' vision is still pretty much stuck in 1992. [#58, p.94]
BlenderA gorgeous, streamlined piece of acoustic Americana, beautiful and fully realized. [May 2003, p.120]
MojoThere are times... when the stripping-down of The Jayhawks' aesthetic reveals [Gary Louris'] designs to be uncomfortably slight. [Apr 2003, p.92]
The first six tracks are all vintage Louris gems -- trembling and honest, with warm melodies and hooks for days. Unfortunately, the album stumbles in the second half.
Positive: 7 out of 8
Mixed: 1 out of 8
Negative: 0 out of 8
LoriJJul 21, 2003I am completely blown away by the beauty and honesty of this album. I can't stop listenning to it!
pablorOct 9, 2005superb album full of brillant songs. Ican´t stop listenning to it!
MikeHApr 29, 2003When I first heard this album a week ago, i liked it. I thought it was a little on the mellow side. I cant stop listening to it! Each song When I first heard this album a week ago, i liked it. I thought it was a little on the mellow side. I cant stop listening to it! Each song holds a poetic or melodic treasure. It hit me the same way the first counting crows album did. I would like to see a second album released soon called "save it for a sunny day" and let Gary go crazy on that Gibson like everyone knows he can!… Expand
ricoccAug 12, 2007An underrated album by all of the so called "music critics". While there may be other albums by the band with some better songs, this is An underrated album by all of the so called "music critics". While there may be other albums by the band with some better songs, this is definitely the Jayhawks' best from top to bottom. Very catchy, very melodic, very good harmonies and very addicting!… Expand
Aug 5, 2011A very good album by Alternative Country and Pop-Rock band "The Jayhawks". In this album, the electric guitars, soundscapes and keyboardsA very good album by Alternative Country and Pop-Rock band "The Jayhawks". In this album, the electric guitars, soundscapes and keyboards hardly ever appear and the acoustic guitar becomes the lead instrument. Some very good songs like "Angelyne", "Save it for a rainy day" or Tim O'Reagan's "Tailspin" (or should we say Bob Dylan's) and other incomplete and even boring songs like "All the right reasons". Yes, it isn't as strong as the country-rock "Tomorrow the Green Grass" or the psychedelic "Sound of lies" but all Jayhawk, pop or acoustic rock fans should have a listen. ps: they have rejoined so I suggest you go and see them on their shows!… Expand
IainTJun 6, 2003It's good,you can tell gary Louris' honesty and hooks a mile off. It's not as satisfying as Smile however, after that anyhting It's good,you can tell gary Louris' honesty and hooks a mile off. It's not as satisfying as Smile however, after that anyhting may be a bit a bit anticlimatic.… Expand
BlarfyOct 1, 2005Some nice tracks. but weighed down with lots of poor quality. Brilliantly average.
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