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  • Summary: The fifth full-length for the Seattle-based singer-songwriter returns with ten new mostly-acoustic tales about America's heartland, including live favorite "Texas to Ohio."
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. [Jurado] may be our generation's Neil Young. [Apr 2003, p.78]
  2. 100
    While the comparisons to Springsteen's Nebraska and Gillian Welch's Time (The Revelator) are obvious, they don't do justice to Jurado's wholly original craft. [Jun 2003, p.98]
  3. 90
    Not for the faint-hearted, Damien Jurado is a habit which won't necessarily bring joy to the listener. But once acquired, you will find it hard to kick. [Apr 2003, p.106]
  4. His most rewarding and assured work yet.
  5. A small triumph, but a triumph nonetheless.
  6. 80
    Less, in this case, proves to be much more; Jurado's songs just cut closer when unadorned. [#58, p.95]
  7. Where Shall You Take Me? brings Jurado back to familiar, minimalist territory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. willieb
    Mar 25, 2003
    9
    Not since I See A Darkness has someone so succesfully spun the thin thread that lies between hope and despondency. Far and away his best work Not since I See A Darkness has someone so succesfully spun the thin thread that lies between hope and despondency. Far and away his best work in years; Jurado hits both points high and low (albeit more frequently) with comparable eclat. Expand
  2. bjorkboll
    Apr 20, 2003
    8
    Beats Will Oldham at his own game. Reminiscent of old american traditionals, especially when Rosie Thomas' vocals transcend time and space.
  3. JohnW
    Apr 19, 2005
    8
    its not quite rehearsals for departure, but its close