As I listen to Go-Go Boots, the most recent release by Drive-By Truckers, the words “raw” and “pure” come to my mind. Rather than releasing all of its newer material at once in 2010, DBTs took its time, splitting up its latest songs into 2 releases according to stylistic elements and theme.
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The Decemberists’ latest release, The King Is Dead, puts a unique spin on a familiar genre while continuing to please the band's fans. To my ears, the Decemberists were out to prove only one thing with this release: a back-to-basics approach is all that is needed to create music worth hearing.
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