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By Blood

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By Blood

Fifth album from the South Carolina husband and wife alt-country duo Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst

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  1. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A record that smacks you in the face as a first impression, but then, still demands time to give up its secrets and grow on you. Give it the time
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Trent and Hearst have always been keen storytellers, digging deep into characters at loose ends, laying them out in the lyrics and then finding new depths and new sympathies in the performances. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    By balancing their familiar backwoods brooding with fearless rock & roll, they've wound up with an album with a wild, twitching heart
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  4. 6.0 |   Mojo

    S&R stress character studies, from the envious and deluded guy in Mississippi Nuthin' to the broke-down elder in Hammer. Print edition only

  5. 6.0 |   American Songwriter

    A band constantly in motion, creating fresh ventures to the left of center and never looking back over their collective shoulders
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