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Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The album that named a movement (and a magazine), No Depression rocks and twangs in just about equal measure, though the rock side wins out most of the time. Even when a song downshifts from full-on punk to banjo- and mand... more »
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The album that named a movement (and a magazine), No Depression rocks and twangs in just about equal measure, though the rock side wins out most of the time. Even when a song downshifts from full-on punk to banjo- and mandolin-graced interludes, it usually shifts back again, seemingly even louder and angrier than before. Beyond the influential sound, though, are some great songs--whether they're raging originals like "Graveyard Shift," where the job's literally a killer; an earnest, acoustic cover of the Carter Family's title track; or a decidedly desperate portrait of Leadbelly's "John Hardy." --David Cantwell
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GENRES: Alternative, Alt/Country.
BUY IF YOU LIKE: Wilco, Son Volt, The Pixies, Pavement, Drivin' N' Cryin'.
MUST HEAR TRACKS: "Graveyard Shift," "That Year," "Before I Break," "Factory Belt," "Train.""
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(5 out of 5 stars)
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