Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Avett Brothers - Carolina Jubilee [2003]


I feel a bit guilty passing along too much by a single artist for copyright reasons, but I want to post more by the Avett Brothers, who I'm listening to constantly in the past couple of weeks. This album is a bit different from The Gleam, which I posted earlier. It's more upbeat and bluegrass/country influenced, but it still has a number of Gleam-esque ballads on it, lovelorn or otherwise. My favorite songs so far are "Love Like the Movies" "Sorry Man" "Pretty Girl from Locust"(!) "My Song to Jenny" (!) "The D Bag Rag" and "Smoke in Our Lights" (!).

Also, I've been listening to their newest album "Emotionalism." I've gotta say I don't think it's as good as some of their previous albums and a lot of people have raved about it, which confuses me. It's still worth a listen though, there are a few great songs on there. Here is Carolina Jubilee

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post avett brothers kick ass. I recently got Emotionalism and I think its good but has a lot less of a bluegrass fell to it then their earlier albums, but still worth listening to. Thanks again

Anonymous said...

I only have there live album of songs from a carolina jubilee and emotionalism, and honestly besides the people yelling in the background they sound just as good as the studio recordings. I've yet to see a live Avett Brothers show but I'm imagining it would be insane.

Dusty Wilmes said...

Yea, I've never heard someone yell so musically. I want to learn how to do that

Dusty Wilmes said...
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Dusty Wilmes said...

This is an old conversation, but I've been listening to and thinking about "Emotionalism" more recently, so I wanted to say more about it. I think I was disappointed by it (and still mostly am) because I loved the simplicity and stripped-down feel of their music on previous albums like The Gleam and Carolina Jubilee. Moreover on Carolina Jubilee there is that twange and raucousness at various points. But all of these things are mostly absent on Emotionalism. Notable exceptions being 'Shame' and 'Ballad of Love and Hate'. Instead, they are pop-ier, catchier, and unfortunately the album at various points is strikingly reminiscent of Weezer (e.g., Die Die Die, Will You Return). Not that I hate Weezer really, it's just not my thing anymore (and probably never was).

Lynn said...

thank you!