Review of My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

Almost perfect. Almost.

It’s hard to believe that this album is a single band. The songs certainly vary a good bit but are all definitely based on classic rock and roll. The album at times reminds me of Lynard Skynard and at times like the Izzy Stradlin penned songs from Guns N Roses. Evil Urges, Aluminium, Highly Suspicious, Librarian and many others all have hints of other rock bands too. Given the current wave of guitary bands where you can’t differentiate between the lead and rhythm guitar, this is refreshing. One of the best albums I’ve heard in years but it does feel like some songs will wear worse than others and will end up being skipped instead of just being tolerated. The album got a thrashing on Pitchfork which is disappointing as it was worth way more than it was given.

Rated 4/5 on Jun 19 2008
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4 Responses to “Review of My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges”

  1. Sinéad says:

    You’re reviewing albums now? Is there anything you WON’T turn your hand to? 🙂

    It also got trashed in the Ticket last week (not by me).

  2. Great band. I loved “Z”. Cool as fuck.

  3. B'dum B'dum says:

    they’ve an awful slot at oxegen, even though they’re meant to be brilliant live.

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