Build Me Up from Bones

Album Review of Build Me Up from Bones by Sarah Jarosz.

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Build Me Up from Bones

Sarah Jarosz

Build Me Up from Bones by Sarah Jarosz

Release Date: Sep 24, 2013
Record label: Sugar Hill
Genre(s): Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Folk, Contemporary Bluegrass, Country-Folk

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Build Me Up from Bones - Very Good, Based on 4 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

The third full-length by 22-year-old Sarah Jarosz reflects not only her growth as a songwriter but her willingness to push the boundaries of country, folk, and Americana to discover connections not necessarily considered before. Build Me Up from Bones reflects years of study in contemporary voice improvisation at the New England Conservatory of Music. She wrote nine of the 11 songs here, and chose two covers: Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate" and Joanna Newsom's "The Book of Right-On." Her various backing musicians include Viktor Krauss, Chris Thile, Darrell Scott, and Aiofe O'Donovan, to name a few.

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PopMatters - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

The Sarah Jarosz on her latest record, Build Me Up From Bones, is a romantic and a realist. She sincerely expresses her desire for true love one minute and then conceals the details of her deeper thoughts the next. Jarosz writes, sings, and plays mostly acoustic, traditional-sounding, old-time country and futuristic way-out-there compositions that are almost impossible to define because of their weirdness.

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Austin Chronicle
Their review was very positive

Plenty of musicians boast weighty degrees, but for 22-year-old Sarah Jarosz, the intent went deeper. Despite fears that academia might stomp out her fiery bluegrass style, the Austin-born/Wimberley-woodshedded mandolin prodigy enrolled in Boston's New England Conservatory of Music and never looked back. Build Me Up From Bones calls on the same whimsical picking that earned her an early Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance, while diversifying to great effect.

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The New York Times
Their review was generally favourable

Factory Floor FACTORY FLOOR. “Factory Floor” (DFA), the self-titled debut album by an English electronic trio, is a present-day blast from an austere past. At the end of the 1970s, the combination of art-punk aesthetics, primitive electronic instruments, do-it-yourself budgets and a British ….

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