• Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Jul 1, 2014
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Jul 2, 2014
    90
    One of the best Americana records of the year.
  2. Jul 1, 2014
    88
    Eschewing Smithsonian properness, Remedy channels youth in all its freewheeling glory.
  3. As long as they keep crafting albums as fresh, loose and fun as Remedy, chances are they’ll keep this truck roaring for another two decades.
  4. Jul 1, 2014
    83
    Old Crow is having fun and playing songs without a thought toward self-importance, and these days, that might be the punkest thing a band can do.
  5. Q Magazine
    Aug 28, 2014
    80
    Like Old Crown's best stuff, it evokes a time our of mind. [Sep 2014, p.112]
  6. Magnet
    Jul 18, 2014
    80
    The good news is that there's a new burst of energy on the rave-ups. [No. 111, p.59]
  7. Jul 8, 2014
    80
    Their catalog is crammed with albums that replicate the unbridled joy and communion of their live shows. Remedy is the newest one to do that.
  8. Jul 3, 2014
    80
    Original and impressive.
  9. Mojo
    Jul 2, 2014
    80
    If these last two [fire and freshness] are tough to keep up 15 years on, it doesn't show. [Aug 2014, p.93]
  10. All of it frothed up into an accomplished brew and delivered with good-timey vim but without a whole lot of charisma, especially in the vocal department. Snake oil, in other words. Good fun snake oil.
  11. Jul 1, 2014
    80
    Ambitious in its reach, Remedy keeps close to the ground in in its inspiration and execution.
  12. Uncut
    Aug 11, 2014
    70
    If they're sometimes guilty of overdoing the chirpiness, their songwriting crafty is best served on the more subdued "Dearly Departed Friend" and "Sweet Amarillo." [Sep 2014, p.75]
  13. Jul 16, 2014
    70
    By smoothing out the rough edges and sanitizing the content that got them to this point, Remedy is a noble stepping stone between Old Crow Medicine Show’s past and future.
  14. Jul 1, 2014
    60
    On their eighth album, this roots-music party band still acts as if electricity was never invented.
  15. 50
    Remedy is a mostly pleasant, forgettable dose of Americana.

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