The Avett Brothers The Carpenter
3.8 Release Date: 2012
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3.0 goodpatrickfannon | September 17th 12

I'm torn with this album. It's pretty. It's weak.
I fell in love with The Avetts on Emotionalism and I've had to compare every subsequent album with that one, which is rather unfair, but unfortunately true. So, listening to this album, I feel soothed and comforted and I think most of the melodies are really nice, but the whole thing lacks the drama that made Emotionalism so great. The songs here are rather bouyant and charming, and that's not really something I should fault them for, but after one listen, I thought to myself, "That was nice, but it's sort of hollow." None of the songs, save for "February Seven," really impacted me emotioanlly, and that's telling for a band that created an album just four years ago on which every song resonated with me in some way. Perhaps I'll change my mind in time, but as it stands, this is a very forgettable, if pleasant, folk-rock record from the Bros. Avett.


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3.5 greatTiberone | November 5th 13

The Avett Brothers again team up with Rick Rubin, again with varying degrees of success. No, it's not as consistent as 'I and Love and You' or as impactful as 'Emotionalism,' but the 'The Carpenter' is still a solid album that provides a couple additions to the brothers' already impressive case for inclusion in the songwriters hall of fame.
Standout tracks: February Seven, The Once and Future Carpenter, Life

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0.0 Steoandnoodles | September 9th 12

I really like the instrumentation, song-writing and vocals. Everything is really good in
here but it's all very familiar ground. I'd wish to see more of who The Avett Brothers are
rather than their inherited influences. It's still a good listen but nothing about the
record stands out to for me to make them a progressive folk band. They're a solid one but
how can't they be after generations of having this sound? I definitely enjoyed this album
though.

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