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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
Boys & Girls
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on 29 August 2015
I am so sorry that I had to return this album due to a technical fault as it is quite remarkable by anyone's standards. They call her the new Janis Joplin but that is to do Brittany Howard a disservice as I believe she reaches a whole other, higher level. And if you think this is one of the finest albums you've ever heard then just listen to the Sound and Colour follow up. I must go out and buy a good copy. Usual fine return policy by Amazon, and as I said before, so sorry to have to return this due to manufacturing error no doubt?

LATEST; tried cd on another player.. works fine - appears my player at fault - cancelled return and pleased about this
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VINE VOICEon 4 May 2012
Alabama Shakes are one of the current 'next big thing' bands and with justification. I have a different view, however, on what is good and bad about this album to most of the other reviewers here. I haven't heard them live (I did see them on 'Later'), so I can't make that comparison. My feeling is that 'Boys and Girls' is a display of promise which is largely unfulfilled here, but not because of the production. It is actually a very live sounding album, right down to the guitar hum.

As yet, however, they just don't have the songs. The first three are outstanding and if you're one of those cherry-picking downloaders, they are the ones you'll take. The rest is middling stuff. The songs are simple and with titles such as 'Be Mine' might easily have been selected from a packet of love hearts. The band's strength is in their impassioned execution. My one complaint in that area is that Brittany Howard hams it up too much at times, not, thankfully, in a Mariah Carey way, but her agonies often completely obscure what she's singing.

Meanwhile, the superb 'Hang Loose' sounds like Creedence Clearwater Revival at their peak; it's the deep drum and hollow guitar sound that does it. The resemblance crops up all over the place. The slower 'You Ain't Alone', which starts promisingly, and the title track, however, sound like the same soul cliche lifted from the 1960s. On the whole, it's an album worth hearing, but I don't think Alabama Shakes have satisfied expectations yet.
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on 10 August 2017
I really liked the CD after hearing a sample of ony record on a tv program.
An excellent female lead singer and original arrangements from the band.

David
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on 14 June 2017
Excellent
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on 22 September 2012
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant - what a voice, what a sound from the band !! The best new band out there - best album I have bought in ages... Cannot recommend it enough. Bluesy, rolling stones meets an amazing rocking-out there band!
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on 3 October 2017
Great cd, great band excellent condition
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on 3 July 2017
Alabama Shakes are one of the best bands at the moment. Fantastic CD and a pleasure to listen to.
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on 1 May 2017
very good
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on 19 June 2017
Enjoying this album so far well worth the money - Many Thanks.
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on 31 May 2017
love this band, they are so unique and everything rock, blues and psychedelia fan would require
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