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The Unraveling

Drive-By Truckers

The Unraveling

Album number twelve from the Georgia rockers co-produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine) and longtime collaborator David Barbe

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  1. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    The Unraveling is a perfect storm of anger, resentment, frustration and even glimmers of hope, wrapped in the sharp, terse musical invention we have come to expect from these veterans. In other words, it’s another classic Drive-By Truckers release
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    At 43 minutes it's extra-punchy, and fully fit for impeachment-fuelling purpose. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    It’s perhaps their most confrontational, challenging effort to date, an intricate work that’s more a reflection of than an antidote to the darkness
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    This is a tremendous album. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    When it rocks, it rocks hard, and when it slows down--which it does several times--it's grimmer and more emotional. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s the delivery that makes this album, and while it’s not a party album (no kidding!) there is the sense of possibility, and also the slightest hint of hope
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    The Unraveling is a dire yet vivid depiction of the American zeitgeist at a crucial time in the nation's history, and a decisive collection of songs these musicians clearly wish they didn't have to write
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  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    By the end, we’re left in no doubt that America is going through hell. At least The Unraveling has been salvaged from the wreckage
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  9. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    The Drive-By Truckers continue to troll their longtime fans with logical sentiment and empathy on The Unraveling
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  10. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Even when the subject matter is as bleak as it can be on The Unraveling, the Truckers always have something to say that’s worth listening to
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  11. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    On their dark and impressionistic new album, the long-running Southern rock band turns their political anxiety inward
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  12. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The Unraveling starts with a Bible, passes through Armageddon and prayers and finally ends with a hesitant step toward resurrection
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  13. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Once Drive-By Truckers' The Unraveling hits the fourth song, "Thoughts and Prayers", the album dives headlong into the nightmares of the United States in 2020
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  14. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Never ones for subtlety, The Unraveling finds Hood and Cooley as fiery as they’ve ever been
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The roots-rockers’ politically charged 12th album reminds us why they’re one of our most vital bands
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  16. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Drive-By Truckers deliver another socially charged to-the-bone manifesto that sticks closely to their newfound credo: If the country's still broke, keep trying to fix it
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