Why Should The Fire Die?

Album Review of Why Should The Fire Die? by Nickel Creek.

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Why Should The Fire Die?

Nickel Creek

Why Should The Fire Die? by Nickel Creek

Release Date: Aug 9, 2005
Record label: Sugar Hill
Genre(s): Bluegrass, Country

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Why Should The Fire Die? - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
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Few aspiring bluegrass artists have tackled the genre as unpredictably as Nickel Creek. For their third offering, the precocious trio have ditched longtime producer Alison Krauss in favor of Tony Berg and Eric Valentine (Smash Mouth, Queens of the Stone Age, Good Charlotte), and quietly crafted one of the most explosive acoustic records of the year. Longtime fans who were mystified by Chris Thile's experimental 2004 solo release Deceiver may cock their collective heads in dismay, but those who appreciate the group's searing musicianship, orgasmic harmonies, and genre-bending arrangements will no doubt wear out their copies of Why Should the Fire Die? within the first month of ownership.

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