72. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars

72. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars (2013)

1. The One That Got Away
2. I Had Me a Girl
3. Same Old Same Old
4. Dust to Dust
5. Eavesdrop
6. Devil’s Backbone
7. From This Valley
8. Tell Mama
9. Oh Henry
10. Disarm
11. Sacred Heart
12. D’Arline

Who is/are The Civil Wars?

To Twitter! “The four-time Grammy award-winning duo. @joywilliams & @johnpaulwhite”.

Fair enough.

Why did you buy this album?

Having enjoyed the debut, ‘Barton Hollow‘, buying the follow-up was something of a no-brainer, especially after hearing ‘The One That Got Away‘ on the radio…

What’s it like?

This album essentially applies the style of the song ‘Barton Hollow‘ from the debut album to the whole album. This is a good thing.

After listening to it now, do you (still) like this album?

I adore this album. Unlike ‘Barton Hollow‘, there isn’t a duff track on here. The lack of “bonus tracks” also means that it doesn’t outstay it’s welcome either. I would quite happily listen to this for much, much longer…

Any stand-out tracks?

Devil’s Backbone‘, ‘Tell Mama‘, and ‘Oh Henry‘ are all clear favourites, along with the Smashing Pumpkins cover ‘Disarm‘.

Rating out of 10?

10/10.

Next up: Coldplay – Parachutes

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