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Notes of Blue

Son Volt

Notes of Blue

Eighth album from the Missouri alt country group formed by Jay Farrar

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  1. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Farrar’s weedier delivery is more reminiscent of a JB Lenoir, its fragility menaced by the declamatory, crunching riffs
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A big, righteous voice for tumultuous times
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    May just be the most satisfying record he's made since the group's stellar 1995 debut
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    At its most beautiful on the opening track Promise The World. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Farrar can be an opaque songwriter, but adherence to the bluesy tone keeps him focused and sharp throughout
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  6. 7.3 |   Earbuddy

    Sticks to basic tools to make a stirring rock album
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  7. 7.0 |   AU Review

    Farrar and his band are all extremely experienced, engaging and entertaining musicians, constantly imparting wonderful contributions to the blues, alt-country scene
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  8. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    From the first moment of the achingly beautiful opener "Promise the World" we capitulate, our minds recalling some of the first moments we heard Anodyne from Son Volt precursor Uncle Tupelo
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  9. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Hearing Farrar electrify those musical bromides in his own way is thrilling enough on its own
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  10. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A record with a clutch of great and graceful moments sometimes marred by myriad cliché and slavish adherence to tradition and conservative construction
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  11. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A solid effort overall; here's to riding the wave of change and surprise as Farrar's songwriting continues to evolve
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  12. 7.0 |   The Music

    As vital as anything he's penned since Uncle Tupelo's halcyon days
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  13. 6.8 |   Gig Soup

    Does exactly what we’ve come to expect from one of the shining stars of the alternative country movement
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  14. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Notes of Blue largely offers what listeners have come to expect from Farrar
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  15. 6.0 |   All Music

    Ultimately this is the work of an artist who has done better with similar ingredients in the past
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  16. 6.0 |   State

    10 songs, 30 minutes, Jay smiles his hundred-proof smile, puts on his go-to-hell hat and gets himself real, real gone
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