Out West

Album Review of Out West by Gomez.

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Out West

Gomez

Out West by Gomez

Release Date: Jun 7, 2005
Record label: ATO / Independiente
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Live

80 Music Critic Score
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Out West - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Despite the fact that they were signed to a label before they ever played a live show, Gomez quickly became known as a great live act due to their solid musicianship, ability to create new arrangements on the spot, and no-nonsense, energetic performances where the band seem to be enjoying themselves as much as the fans. Apparently, they had wanted to release a live album for some time, but could not reach an agreement with Virgin, so when Gomez and Virgin parted ways following the release of Split the Difference in 2004, the time seemed right. They played a three-night stand at San Francisco's famed Fillmore in January of 2005, signed with ATO, and released Out West in June of the same year.

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