Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby Acuff-Rose » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:15 pm

Sandusky wrote:as much as I love this record alas there are a few clunkers. I can't get my head around "Down To The Wire" and can't stand "Sultina". Other than that, it's all gold!

Agree with you there buddy but one thing I do like about Sultana is the story... in fact I'd never heard of the disaster until I heard Jay's song. Then I looked it up on Wikipedia... tragic but fascinating story.
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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby chogdog » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:48 pm

Sandusky wrote:as much as I love this record alas there are a few clunkers. I can't get my head around "Down To The Wire" and can't stand "Sultina". Other than that, it's all gold!
"Down to the Wire" sounds like a really bad Sebastapol out-take and sort of like a 1000x's worse rewrite of Sebastapol's "Feed Kill Chain." It's also about the fifth time Farrar has re-written REM's "King of Birds," with each succeeding version that much worse than the prior.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby Tabbedout » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:23 pm

Sandusky wrote:as much as I love this record alas there are a few clunkers. I can't get my head around "Down To The Wire" and can't stand "Sultina". Other than that, it's all gold!
I agree.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby nacho » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:31 pm

to those two, i'd add "When the Wheels Don't Move." otherwise, teh rest is top notch.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby Tabbedout » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:36 pm

That one is pretty "Meh" too... yes. Not horrible in anyway, but still.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby Sandusky » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:15 am

"Wheels Don't Move" just needs more amped up fuzzed out guitars. As recorded it builds but never quite gets off the ground. Yeah, "Sultana" is interesting in an historical context and all, but not something I want to listen to over and over. And I think it was Wellstone who said "Down To The Wire" sounded best the first time around when it was called "Circadian Rhythm". The lyrics are forced/clumsy and the song just bland. The live boot I heard was a little better, was hoping in the studio this song would come to life but not happening. Jay always releases the worst songs on albums as his singles, last time it was "The Picture", even going all the way back to "Trace" I think "Drown" is the weakest song on the album and the least representative on its overall sound but it was the single.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby 3legcat » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:13 pm

finally picked this up, listening now, so far i like it, i like it mare than The Search and more than Okemah, but it is early. i never been early

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby Machine » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:35 pm

This thing has been sitting in my IPod since it was leaked, decided to re-visit it for the first time since way back and lo and behold, I'm really liking it for some reason. Fuck my tastes in music are complex. This is good...but then again, maybe it's the miserable rainy november day here that's making me like it, not sure.
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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby 1973 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:49 am

nacho wrote:to those two, i'd add "When the Wheels Don't Move." otherwise, teh rest is top notch.
Hmm, for me this is one of my favorite few tunes on this album. It adds a bit or the rock and the roll (as Keith Richards says, most people these days can do the rock, but they forget the roll) to an album a bit light on either.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby Sandusky » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:53 am

"Roll On" has slowly become one of my favorite SV songs. Love the languid drifting quality of this song. Another great highway tune from Farrar. Side 2 of this album is really killing me these days. "No Turning Back", "Pushed Too Far", "Exiles", "Strength & Doubt" and "Jukebox Of Steel" bring the record to a glorious halt. ACD=Son Volt's dark horse. I predict 10 years from now it will be getting the same love as Wide Swing and Trace.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby Verbow » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:33 am

Sandusky wrote:"No Turning Back", "Exiles", "Strength & Doubt"
Those are my top three from this record. Really really love them. I like this record a lot, but for some reason never get the urge to spin it too often. Need to remedy that ASAP.
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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby Blaze » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:18 pm

I'm on a Son Volt kick in preparation of the new album. Crazy how this one leaked so early and we are still a couple weeks out from the new one with hardly anything.

I have never given this album the proper time. I don't remember what was going on in my life when it came out, but I may have been in an alt-country funk.
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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby TANEYTOWN » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:39 pm

It holds up nicely^.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby TANEYTOWN » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:07 pm

Solid album.

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Re: Son Volt - American Central Dust - July 7, 2009

Postby flippedcanvas » Wed May 02, 2018 8:06 pm

I agree
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