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|Drivin' N Cryin|
Drivin N Cryin
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Set in Little Five
Gus Witty | Thomaston, Ga. | 03/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Among the many compliments to this final studio album from drivin' n' cryin's line up of Kevn Kinney,Tim Nielson, and Jeff Sullivan is the assertion that this album captures the aura of the recording setting- Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia.The alt/coolness of the area comes through on this album.
No this isn't a psuedostellar work comprised of overproduced attempts at rock anthems, but instead this self titled album is a collage of introspection,lamentation,homage,quirkiness, and rebelliousness.I bought this record when it was first released, and I listen to it at least once every couple of weeks.To my notion, my predessessors in reviewing this work are opinion rich and dismally off. "Paid in Full", "Leaving on a Jet Plane", "I've Got a Message", "I 've Got Nothing to Lose", and "Keeping It Close to my Heart" are well crafted and diversely engaging songs that portray the coolness of an Atlanta band in the swing of Little Five"
Self-Titled Swan Song
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 11/18/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Modern day Southern rockers Drivin'n'Cryin' enjoyed a brief heyday circa 1991 when their misunderstood flag-waving anthem "Fly Me Courageous" and the album of the same name put them on the cusp of stardom. Ultimately, however, the band proved to be entirely too quirky for the mainstream and their self-titled 1997 album turned out to be their last.The album starts slowly, with the first half featuring mostly relatively bland hard rock. On the latter half, however, they return to their strengths, namely the kind of idiosycratic tunesmithing that made their best music so entertaining. The high points include an absolutely smoking cover of the John Denver/Peter,Paul and Mary standard "Leaving on a Jet Plane," the sweet ballad "Passing Through," (featuring a spoken word passage by Michelle Malone) "Everything's Gonna Be All Right," and the almost punkish closer "Nothing to Lose," which could have summed up the band's career by this point.Overall, an uneven but occasionally very enjoyable last album from a fitfully great and lamented band."
We're Still Waiting for a Follow-Up!
L. B. Wisner | Knoxville, TN | 06/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the last studio album (to this point) from Atlanta rockers drivin n cryin. Tightly crafted by dnc and producer Kosmo Vinyl (who managed the Clash), dnc's seventh album tours refurbished songs from frontman Kevn Kinney's Milwaukee punk rock days ("Let Lenny B.," "Paid in Full," "I've Got a Message," and the title track), confessional singer-songwriter material ("Around the Long Way," "Beneath the Undertow"), power-pop gems ("Keepin' It Close to My Heart," "Everything's Gonna Be Allright"), a John Denver cover, and a beatnik wanderlust epic ("Passing Through") before leaving us with a Ramones tribute which pretty much sums up the band's ethic ("Nothing to Lose"). Tightly put together with bright, accessible production, this is a fine swan song (if swan song it be)."