Friday, December 18, 2009

Loving The New Avett Brothers Album

Finally. A new album penetrates. Soulful honesty, honest artistry, songs of yearning and loss, and being lost, and trying to find - "I and Love and You". They've moved to a big label, with a big-time producer at the helm, but the emotions and the production remain raw as Rick Rubin brings out the best from the Avett Brothers throughout, polishing their sound without rounding off its edges - in fact, he gives them an extra edge, a sharpness, an almost brittle quality that sounds more live and crisp than their previous studio efforts. I don't want to analyze it too much. Rather just sit back and listen again...