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Massachusetts
Scud Mountain Boys
Massachusetts
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
Scud Mountain Boys proves there's more to Massachusetts than Boston. In fact, the band's aptly titled 1996 release Massachusetts is a stylistic drive through rural New England. Leaning on crisp, countrified melodies and ch...  more »

      
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All Artists: Scud Mountain Boys
Title: Massachusetts
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 4/9/1996
Release Date: 4/9/1996
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 098787034226, 098787034264, 098787034226

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Scud Mountain Boys proves there's more to Massachusetts than Boston. In fact, the band's aptly titled 1996 release Massachusetts is a stylistic drive through rural New England. Leaning on crisp, countrified melodies and championing a number variations on lonely boy blues, Scud Mountain Boys finds more in common with Johnny Cash than urban thrash. Still, it doesn't quite feel right aligning them with the ensemble of No Depression bands that have taken up the banner of alternative country. On Massachusetts, Scud Mountain Boys find a tension that belongs more uniquely to life in the northern states, an urban sophistication with heartland simplicity--or at least a longing for such a combination. --Nick Heil

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Underrated and Overlooked
G. A. Piva | Peabody, MA United States | 01/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's funny how the best albums are the ones you just stumble upon. I discovered Massachusetts just by reading an article on Joe Pernice. I took a chance on the album from the state i'm from and i'm glad i did. Be forwarned: This is not the type of record you put on in the car and bob your head to. This is an introspective record. This is a sit along at home and contemplate life record. Very quiet, beautiful melodies and harmonies combine to make some of the best melencoly music certianly of 1996 and probably of the 1990's alltogether. And the best part of it is it can be yours alone. So few people know of Scud Mountain Boys and this will defentely never be mainstream, you can have this record all for you own when you decide to sit home some night and "contemplate life"."
Desolation row revisited
glubak | Mosman, NSW Australia | 10/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is like Raymond Carver only better, because as well as the portraits of loss, confusion and barely suppressed panic, we get beautiful melodies and delicate guitar playing. I don't think Vintage Press can match it, quite frankly."