by The Black Crowes The Black Crowes


by The Black Crowes The Black Crowes


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It takes guts to assume the mantle "the most rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll band in the world," but the Black Crowes have all the right moves -- not to mention the right spirit -- to live up to that boast. Lions, the band's sixth full-length album, conveys both sensuality and spirituality, toughness and tenderness, with a dexterity reminiscent of the Stones at their early-'70s peak, Chris Robinson and company are entirely capable of churning out boozy, bluesy foot-stompers like "Miracle to Me" and "Ozone Mama" that require the listener to do nothing more than surrender to the groove. But where their earliest records bordered on the one-dimensional, the band has sent off some beautiful, far-reaching shoots in recent times. "Young Man, Old Man," for instance, rolls along on waves of percussion as primordial as the Mississippi hills that served as its inspiration. The sprawling closer "Lay It All on Me," on the other hand, wraps a decidedly modern (and surprisingly mature) worldview around a complex melodic spiral. As ever, Rich Robinson borders on the unconscious in tossing off perfectly tailored riffs, including those that vein the slyly stuttering "Lickin' " and the danger-fraught "Midnight from the Inside Out." In refusing to bow to prevailing trends of lunk-headed hard rock and faux-street attitude, the Black Crowes may seem like an endangered species. But there's more than enough life in Lions to bode well for their survival.

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Release Date: 05/08/2001
Label: V2 North America
UPC: 0638812709127
catalogNumber: 27091
Rank: 38000


  1. Midnight from the Inside Out
  2. Lickin'
  3. Come On
  4. No Use Lying
  5. Losing My Mind
  6. Ozone Mama
  7. Greasy Grass River
  8. Soul Singing
  9. Miracle to Me
  10. Young Man, Old Man
  11. Cosmic Friend
  12. Cypress Tree
  13. Lay It All on Me

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