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Ghosts of West Virginia

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Ghosts of West Virginia

Seventeenth studio album from the singer songwriter recorded in Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, NYC

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Ghosts of West Virginia is Americana at its finest, and the Dukes – husband-and-wife team Chris Masterson and Whitmore, Jackson, Hill, and Pemberton – are tight and cohesive
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    With Ghosts of West Virginia, he's created some of the most eloquent music he's written in two decades
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Powerful stuff. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There are moments where Earle sounds like he's having more fun than any time since The Mountain
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    On Ghosts of West Virginia, Steve Earle chronicles the lives, hopes, dreams, and regrets of families who've lived for generations in coal country with a masterful song cycle that's long on empathy and short on judgment
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Instead of digging up coal like the miners grippingly depicted in these new songs, the Hardcore Troubadour and the Dukes unearth anthemic gems for America's marginalized
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  7. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    GOWV displays once again that Steve Earle is one of America’s most captivating, unvarnished, provocative and talented singer/songwriters
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  8. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    This is the alt-country hero’s most thematically focused work to date
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  9. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Earle crosses a political divide, telling red-state stories in an effort to further understanding and conversation
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Earle commemorates a fatal explosion 10 years ago – and reaches out to the blue-collar communities affected
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