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  • Artist(s): Black Prairie
  • Summary: The sixth solo studio album for the The Old 97's frontman features Black Prairie, Peter Buck, and Scott McCaughey.
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  • Record Label: ATO
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock
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  1. May 13, 2015
    83
    Although The Traveler is a Miller solo vehicle, the chemistry he has with Black Prairie is what makes the album such a rousing success.
  2. May 13, 2015
    80
    Funny, poignant, melodic, and warm, Miller shows that his travels have served him well as a songwriter.
  3. Jul 6, 2015
    80
    Miller has turned in one of his most satisfying solo efforts to date.
  4. May 13, 2015
    70
    Most of the songs on The Traveler pass muster, and a few are excellent, but it's Miller's interaction with Black Prairie that really makes the album work.
  5. May 15, 2015
    70
    There’s more breadth than linearity in the album, and if there’s a lack of destination--which requires saying a reason to live isn’t a worthy destination itself--there is still a complexity of expanse, with the scope of experience being quite wide.
  6. Uncut
    Jun 26, 2015
    70
    Rich with amped-up fiddles, mandolins, accordions and harmonies, it's vibrant, hook-laden and addictive. [Aug 2015, p.77]
  7. Magnet
    Jun 8, 2015
    70
    Miller is a clever, concrete writer, and The Traveler is full of melodies that lock into place with a sense of inevitability. [No. 121, p.58]

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