Civilians

Album Review of Civilians by Joe Henry.

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Civilians

Joe Henry

Civilians by Joe Henry

Release Date: Sep 11, 2007
Record label: Anti
Genre(s): Rock

93 Music Critic Score
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Civilians - Exceptionally Good, Based on 1 Critics

Entertainment Weekly - 93
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93

In recent years Joe Henry has become better known as a producer of underappreciated R&B veterans (Solomon Burke, Bettye LaVette) than as a performer, but that should change with his 10th album. At times reminiscent of Tom Waits and later-period Dylan, Civilians (created with help from jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and Brian Wilson collaborator Van Dyke Parks, among others) matches Henry’s rough croon with a rich, warm sound that instantly draws you into its sonic world. You won’t want to leave.

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