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American Band

Drive-By Truckers

American Band

Eleventh studio album from the Georgia rockers and first not to feature not the illustrations Wes Freed on its sleeve

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  1. 10.0 |   The Digital Fix

    A troubling and sad view of the state of things in 2016 but shining a much needed light on some of the ills of society
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  2. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Thoughtful, engaging and utterly contemporary, it’s one of the albums of the year
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  3. 10.0 |   Exclaim

    The most important rock'n'roll album of 2016 is also likely the most important rock'n'roll album of the past decade
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  4. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This is a jaw-dropping album by a consistently remarkable band who are as relevant today as they ever were
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  5. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    American Band is concise, laser-focused, and brutally efficient, lyrically and musically
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  6. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Recorded in the thick of the US presidential primaries, it's also the first Drive-By Truckers album to take place almost entirely in the present tense
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  7. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Sobering history lessons and sombrero ruminations on the State of the Union. Print edition only

  8. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Lean, mean protest music complete with Stones-like guitar workouts
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    American Band is an op-ed column with guitars, and it presents a message well worth hearing, both as politics and as music
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  10. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's political rock that never confuses passionate commitment with smug certainty, asking more questions than it answers on a hero's journey into our darkest national impulses, and maybe in some small way, beyond them
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  11. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Perhaps no album released this year paints a more accurate depiction of the social and moral crises facing America during this tumultuously violent and highly contentious 2016
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  12. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The Truckers prove once again that they’re not in this for the cash grab, or to keep their mouths shut. Like what they have to say, love it, or dismiss it as liberal hogwash, you can’t deny the group’s integrity
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  13. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Insistent, jagged, exhilarating rock. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Even if American Band is not an easy listen, it’s a crucial one: the sound of a band reawakened, seeing things clearly, and horrified by the sight
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  15. 8.0 |   The Music

    Even at their most frustrated and bewildered, the band's unmistakeable belief in the power of rock'n'roll is ever-present
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  16. 8.0 |   NOW

    American Band's force comes from its unflinching exploration of what it means to be American in 2016
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  17. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    American Band is not a bashful album, and how you feel about its barbed perspective likely depends on your political orientation
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  18. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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