10 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For their fifth album, Chris Robinson Brotherhood overhauled their rhythm section. Regardless of the shaggy Southern rockers’ style—whether it’s clavinet-spiked country-funk (“Behold the Seer”) or rural psychedelia that sways like Georgia pines (“Dog Eat Sun”)—drummer Tony Leone and bassist Jeff Hill steer the band with grooves that emphasize smooth elasticity and percussive subtlety over backbeat heft. Their hypnotic allure comes out on “Hark, the Herald Hermit Speaks,” a textural gem shaded with slurred harmonies and tumbling electronics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

For their fifth album, Chris Robinson Brotherhood overhauled their rhythm section. Regardless of the shaggy Southern rockers’ style—whether it’s clavinet-spiked country-funk (“Behold the Seer”) or rural psychedelia that sways like Georgia pines (“Dog Eat Sun”)—drummer Tony Leone and bassist Jeff Hill steer the band with grooves that emphasize smooth elasticity and percussive subtlety over backbeat heft. Their hypnotic allure comes out on “Hark, the Herald Hermit Speaks,” a textural gem shaded with slurred harmonies and tumbling electronics.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

cleaning windows ,

Mystic Mountain Hop

Once again, Chris Robinson and his merry Brotherhood emerge from their California coastal mountaintop with a bag load of excellent tunes. There's some beautiful stuff on Side Two (for those who remember records) -- but the set's opening five tunes are an absolute feast for the senses. Dylanesque songs with Beatlesque hooks (& Taxman guitars!)
Seriously, the band's songwritiing -- always a strength -- just keeps getting better. Dramatic chord progressions, intriguing fills and licks. The senses reel-to-reel. Don't sleep on Dog Eat Sun. Put it in your pipe and smoke it Robert Plant stylee.

SPC31 ,

Great To Take A Walk With

Love to listen to this while walking. Love guitars & Lyrics. Thank you Chris!
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Myles Shaw ,

THX CRB!

Sounds great. Feels right. Gonna spin it for decades over here. THX CRB!

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