Still

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
The BoDeans' most memorable work -- their excellent debut album, 1986's Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams, and 1993's Go Slow Down, which spawned the hit single "Closer to Free" -- has been recorded with T Bone Burnett in the producer's chair, and after opting to record their eighth studio album for their own He and He label to maintain greater control of their work, they paired up with Burnett again for the sessions that spawned Still. The scrappy enthusiasm that fueled the BoDeans' best music has given way to a more measured and mature sound in the 21st century, but Sam Llanas and Kurt Neuman are still capable of rocking a bit when they feel like it (cue up "Lucille"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
The BoDeans' most memorable work -- their excellent debut album, 1986's Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams, and 1993's Go Slow Down, which spawned the hit single "Closer to Free" -- has been recorded with T Bone Burnett in the producer's chair, and after opting to record their eighth studio album for their own He and He label to maintain greater control of their work, they paired up with Burnett again for the sessions that spawned Still. The scrappy enthusiasm that fueled the BoDeans' best music has given way to a more measured and mature sound in the 21st century, but Sam Llanas and Kurt Neuman are still capable of rocking a bit when they feel like it (cue up "Lucille" for a taste), and the emotional ardor that's always made itself known in their songwriting is as clear and present as ever. "Breathe"'s story of a father trying to save his daughter's life is powerfully affecting stuff, the spectral "Pretty Ghost" speaks volumes about erotic obsession in a few words, and "Arms" conjures an indelible snapshot of the joy and hurt of first love. And with Burnett at the controls, Still sounds full but uncluttered; Llanas and Neuman's harmonies and guitar work are crisp and dynamic, and the music has a welcome sense of detail throughout. But even though Still has a lot of good things in it, the excellence of some of the bits doesn't quite cohere into a fully satisfying whole; none of these tracks stands out as a misstep, but a number fail to stand out on their own, sounding like variations on themes the BoDeans have covered thoroughly in the past, and ultimately this is an album where the whole isn't as much as the sum of the parts. Still is well worth a listen for BoDeans fans, but it falls a few notches short of what these guys can do when they're hitting their stride.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2008
  • Label: Oarfin Records
  • UPC: 786984039129
  • Catalog Number: 40391
  • Sales rank: 1,643

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pretty Ghost (3:52)
  2. 2 'Round Here Somewhere (4:24)
  3. 3 Willin' (3:12)
  4. 4 Lucille (4:18)
  5. 5 The First Time (3:30)
  6. 6 Everyday (3:55)
  7. 7 Waste a Lifetime (4:12)
  8. 8 Breathe (4:26)
  9. 9 Wonder Wonder (3:07)
  10. 10 Hearing (4:35)
  11. 11 Found Me a Reason (3:00)
  12. 12 Arms (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
BoDeans Primary Artist
Bukka Allen Accordion, Harmonium, Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Kenny Aronoff Bongos, Drums
T Bone Burnett Guitar
Kurt Neumann Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Bongos, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jay Bellerose Percussion, Drums
Noah Levy Drums
Eric Holden Bass, Bass Guitar
Sam Llanas Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
T Bone Burnett Producer, Audio Production
Kurt Neumann Composer, Engineer
Jason Orris Engineer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Mike Piersante Engineer
Sam Llanas Composer
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