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This review is from: AT DAWN (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.