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  • Summary: The latest full-length release from North Carolina folk rock band The Avett brothers was produced by Rick Rubin.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Uncut
    May 31, 2024
    They’re back in the studio together, finding profundity in the commonplace, from a cheap cup of coffee to watching an infant’s first steps, on nine songs which range from the acoustic balladry of “Never Apart”, with its banjo and folk harmonies, to the scorching cowpunk of “Love Of AGirl”, via the classic country-rock of “Country Kid” and the plaintive melancholia of “2020 Regret”. [Jun 2024, p.29]
  2. Mojo
    May 16, 2024
    While the rip-roaring Love Of A Girl owes much to Jet's Are You Gonna Be My Girl, the straight-down-the-line 2020 Regret is ripe to be covered by a country megastar, and standout Same broken Bones builds from an a cappella opening into keyboards-led gorgeousness. [Jul 2024, p.94]
  3. May 16, 2024
    Their new self-titled album sounds more like the Avett of old than the previous two. .... The singing falters only when the group attempts to weave broad political grievances with the real threads of the music: love, family and faith.
  4. May 16, 2024
    The collection of songs is ambitious – at times brilliant and other times tedious. But you can’t accuse The Avett Brothers of simply rerecording the same album over and over again.
  5. May 22, 2024
    The Avett Brothers ultimately gets the job done. It demonstrates to fans that the band can still live up to expectations after a long break. It also throws in just enough musical curves to engage more critical listeners. However, the differences aren’t enough to make the record feel unique in their catalog.
  6. May 24, 2024
    Well-meaning and inoffensive.
  7. May 16, 2024
    They’ve never been content to merely be another sedate balladeer act: an inclination that, as heard on The Avett Brothers, their eleventh studio record, can still reward them as much as it can trip them up.