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Animals In The Dark
William Elliott Whitmore
Animals In The Dark
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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The songs on this Anti debut sound cultivated from the fertile, treacherous Mississippi mud that surrounds him. Whitmore's ability to balance contrasts - suffering and humor, truth and fancy, the literary and the earthy - ...  more »

     
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All Artists: William Elliott Whitmore
Title: Animals In The Dark
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Anti
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 2/17/2009
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Traditional Blues, Traditional Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 045778697427, 8714092697414, 8714092697421, 045778697465

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The songs on this Anti debut sound cultivated from the fertile, treacherous Mississippi mud that surrounds him. Whitmore's ability to balance contrasts - suffering and humor, truth and fancy, the literary and the earthy - places him in a tradition that has drawn young dissidents to folk music since before Dylan's time. With two albums behind him featuring his stunning voice - a powerful instrument that can recall Leadbelly and Otis Redding within the same song - and traditional banjo and guitar, Whitmore has made a name for himself in both the punk and roots communities. RIYL: Bon Iver, Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Bob Dylan, Drive By Truckers, Lucinda Williams, Billy Bragg.

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CD Reviews

This man is as real as they come.
J. Hicks | Fredericksburg, VA | 02/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you've never heard Will Whitmore before, his music is like a bluesy, bluegrass, folk type. He's only in his early 30's but his voice sounds weathered like he's been around a while. His music is great. I've seen him twice, have all his albums, and his latest "Animals in the Dark", is amazing. It seems a bit more uplifting than his past albums, but the tiring soul is still there. Every song is a story from his life, and that's why I think when you listen to him, you feel connected to his music. This album will not dissapoint anyone. It's amazing how he has gone under the radar, so to speak, when his music and voice are so good. When you listen to this album, it makes you want to go crawl into a log cabin, throw some logs on the fire, sit back with friends and loved ones, and drink some brew.
Pick this album up! You will love it."
Deep and refreshing
Robynn Lee Wagner | West Palm Beach, FL | 04/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I down loaded the free song and fell in love with this gravely voiced soulful singer, and had to buy the rest of the album. I will be purchasing more of this artist. Very real themes, beautifully thought out and just damn good."
A new direction on his Anti- debut
Record Collector | Iowa City, Iowa | 04/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Contrary to the product description, Whitmore actually has 3+ previous recordings (all on the Southern label). The trilogy -- Hymns for the Hopeless, Ashes to Dust and Song of the Blackbird -- share personal themes of love and loss, sin and grace; all amidst the backdrop of southeast Iowa and the Mississippi river. The duet EP Hallways of Always features tracks with fellow musician and friend Jenny Hoyston (Erase Errata) and has a more country flare. Hallways of Always was recorded by Luke Tweedy of Flat Black Studios who also recorded Animals in the Dark.

Animals in the Dark strays slightly from the personal narratives of his previous albums and focuses on larger political themes with more anthemic style. But for fans of his previous albums -- don't fret, there's plenty of Whitmore hollerin' style and banjo pluckin' to go around.

Highly recommended for fans of blues, folk and bluegrass. Or anything for that matter."