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At Dawn

14 April 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 April 2001
  • Label: Darla
  • Copyright: 2001 Darla Records
  • Total Length: 1:13:52
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  • ASIN: B0046QAMUM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,180 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jimbob on 3 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
Part alt-country, part bluesy rock, Jim James' My Morning Jacket's debut proper is a lo-fi raggedy heartbreaker of an album. Inviting comparisons with Neil Young, Mercury Rev and a raft of 'new country' pioneers like Willard Grant Conspiracy and The Handsome Family, this is an album steeped in classic Americana. Songs like Lowdown, The Way That He Sings and Bermuda Highway stand out from first listen, but the whole record brims with skewed harmonies and reverb. Heartily recommended and best served loud with a cold beer, preferably at dusk rather than at dawn.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michael Thomson on 4 Feb 2003
Format: Audio CD
Every good band needs something a tad unusual to differentiate them from the rest of the pack, but this exceedingly hirsute five-piece from Louisville, Kentucky go better than most. Their influences, so they say, range from Disney films and Muppets musical numbers, to the more conventional but nonetheless surprising Etta James and Nina Simone. They used to practice on a farm and their first successes sprouted from, of all places, the Netherlands. They're also partial to the occasional incongruous cover version (Rod Stewart, Bill Monroe). The lead singer is called Jim James and sounds a smidgen like a young Neil, er, Young.
"At Dawn" was one of two My Morning Jacket albums released in 2002 and is a delectable blend of southern-fried country, blues-y rock, semi-acoustic balladry and a Flaming Lips-style experimentalism that infuses the whole sound with a drifting, supernatural quality. The Kermit/Gonzo/Animal influence may not be readily apparent, but more discerning listeners would draw comparisons to Neil Young, a smattering of Lynard Skynard, and in places, souring atmospherics reminiscent of The Verve (albeit with a heavy country twang). The title track broods slowly from a hazy mélange of soft fuzz and percussion into a fiery acoustic mantra; "Lowdown" is relatively chirpy and buoyant; "Honest Man" is a sprawling, impassioned epic with muscle and groove.
As a whole, this is a beatific, rather skewed, supremely melodic mini-masterpiece. Sometimes rocking out, but mainly melancholy and downbeat, they've already shown they have a diverse sound but can nonetheless retain their own recognisable style. Ready for the taking, this is a sure sign they'll be on to much bigger things in 2003.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "samuk22" on 12 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album!!! I bought it on the back of a couple of music magazine albums and im astonished that nobody else has submited a review of it yet.
It is obvious that the band have been listening a lot to 70s Neil Young and it pays off. Lowdown and Bermuda Jighway are perfect rock songs with a little country mixed in.
If you are currently into the boom of country rock bands out there at the moment i recommend this album or if you love 60s, 70s dylan, donavon, Neil Young buy this album for a fresh year 2003 twist on things.
I trucking love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Hulme on 10 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is very strange stuff. My Morning Jacket's links with bands as diverse as the Flaming Lips, Grandaddy and Mercury Rev can be best understood within the country-rock genre that they're close to subverting. Much less electronica than the 'Lips, and much more organic than Grandaddy… if anything, this is closer in soul and spirit to Mercury Rev's 'Deserter's Songs' or 'All Is Dream'. But what does it sound like?
Well, it's hard to describe. 'It Smashes Down' will haunt you - one guitar and a creepy, high octave vocal from Jim James, with sinister swirling lurking in the background. But then, 'At Dawn', 'Lowdown' and 'The Way That He Sings' all owe debts to a whole range of styles - ushering themselves in with percussion and electrical humming, before branching off into strummed acoustic guitar and slow-building rock songs.
Frequent comparisons with Neil Young's vocal style have been made - I partly disagree. To me, Jim James is part Young, part Wayne Coyne, part Jon Donahue. What matters is he gets the emotion and feel of the songs across, and his ragged, sometimes off-key singing has a kooky, endearing charm. Some listeners will hear the voice and be put off instantly - not me, but then I always think good songs are worth more than good singers.
This takes a few listens to connect with, and isn't an instant classic, but it will creep up on you and slowly filter into your brain until you'll be digging this album out on those late drunken nights when you want a glorious mixture of melancholy and harmony to lull you off to sleep. And at over seventy minutes, this is, if nothing else, remarkably generous stuff. Well worth the gamble.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By View from nowhere on 19 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
This is a very underated album and My Morning Jacket's best. Jim James captures an introspected mellow sound with his superb, emotional voice. You don't hear much about this band which is a shame, possibly because their songs often spiral on for longer than the three minutes of radio-air-space permits. Although they can create faster rhythmic rock songs, such as 'honest man', they are at their best with slower songs drenched in honey-like, resonating sound. At over 70 minutes this isn't a short album but I can listen to it from start to finish without feeling the need to skip tracks. The new album 'z' suffers from their attempt to round off the edges, make the songs shorter and more polished. I think this was a mistake, which is why this album with its overblown endings and alternative versions is superior.
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