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4.7 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

dripickle ,

A glass of water in the desert of crap

This album is refreshing in its homage to organic blues/rock and roll. Though the organ is missed to a point, this throw back to roots and a revisit of The Blue Vans original sound is refreshing. Taking it to the next level. Never heard Danish rap before and liked the incorporation of it in "I'm a Man" and Silly Boy is just fantastic. This band is exploring new avenues while staying true to their sound. An album that holds up in a collection which can and should include "Black Betty". Well done I say.

insulinator ,

Overall, a fantastic album.

I was introduced to The Blue Van with Man Up, so it didn't bother me at all that the band's sound had changed in the making of this album. I was attracted to the somewhat bluesy-rock sound that still retained a strong alternative beat that other modern bands have. After buying the album and listening to it quite a bit, I decided to check out The Blue Van's other albums, and I was not disappointed at all. I'll admit that there is a bit of a difference in sound, with Man Up having a bit more pop and alternative influences, while Dear Independence and The Art of Rolling have a more of a straight blues-rock sound. However, I wouldn't call the change "different," so much as "diverse." The Blue Van may have a changed their sound a bit, but I think anyone who says this album is "bad" just because of the change just isn't open to new ideas, even if they're good ones.

emmy bell ,

Lovin the old art of rolling groove

I loved the art of rolling album, but did not like dear independence. This album seems to be goin back to the old style of rock they had on their first album which is amazing. But I miss the organ too! :(

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