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Black Out

Author: Troy Wood
01/05/2003 | | | Album Review
Top 10 of 2002:

Who would have thought that Nebraska would produce some of the best new music of the last three years, but the artists on Saddle Creek (including Azure Ray, Now It's Overhead, Cursive, and Bright Eyes, just to name a few) never fail to deliver. Following in the footsteps of Arab Strap, Belle & Sebastian, and Cat Power, The Good Life is one of those bands you either get or you don't. If you like songs about drinking, failure, and fucked up relationships, then this could be the album for you. Black Out is stronger and better structured than their previous effort, Novena on a Nocturn, drifting hazily from mood to mood and in and out of consciousness just like the title implies.
Black Out

Black Out

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