11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With his second solo outing, The Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan made the 2 a.m. country album he always seemed to have in him. T Bone Burnett gives Dylan's songs a somber touch that’s just lush enough without getting overbearing, piling on backing vocals from Neko Case on the dejected, fiddle-laden "Nothing But the Whole Wide World.” There’s a cinematic sweep to Dylan's portrait of despair on "We Don't Live Here Anymore," while "Lend a Hand" is a lurching, mutant-blues romp worthy of Tom Waits.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With his second solo outing, The Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan made the 2 a.m. country album he always seemed to have in him. T Bone Burnett gives Dylan's songs a somber touch that’s just lush enough without getting overbearing, piling on backing vocals from Neko Case on the dejected, fiddle-laden "Nothing But the Whole Wide World.” There’s a cinematic sweep to Dylan's portrait of despair on "We Don't Live Here Anymore," while "Lend a Hand" is a lurching, mutant-blues romp worthy of Tom Waits.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

MrFlawless ,

Something even better this way comes!

I have been a huge fan of the Wallflowers and Jakob Dylan's solo work. This album is different from both his last solo album and anything the Wallflowers did. As always, the lyrics are fantastic. This one is less acoustic than the last. My favorites upon my first listen are Everybody's Hurting and Holy Rollers for Love. Sample a few songs and if you like what you hear, you will not regret your purchase. Thanks again Jakob Dylan.

wambam ,

Great songs buried in overwrought bass

Is T-bone turning into the new Babyface? or Timbaland? He's slipping quickly into ego-production where he has to make sure everything sounds like his hand is all over it instead of letting the artists be seen with any clarity. The acoustic bass is mixed so far up front on this record, it could blow out a set of cheap speakers if you're not careful. The biggest problem with that is it tends to neutralize the great melodies on here. I'm really into the songs...surprisingly great lyrics considering young Dylan is a rich kid from LA. He'll never live up to the legend or lyrical standards set by papa Dylan but what I like here is that he's not even trying to do that, but rather just slipping comfortably into some cool narratives. Good job JD.

Munfy ,

Finally!

Its about time! This is the album Jakob needed to make 10 years ago! Capitalize on that country old south voice! It would be hard to live in the shadow of you know who, but this makes the "Billy the Kid" Soundtrack look stupid! Good style and cannot wait to see the concert! Daddy should be proud if not envious of this album. Now if we could just daddy to return to his roots and follow in the footsteps of his son, life would be GOLDEN! Buy this album if you love country, southern rock, deep south folk, and just great Americana!

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