- Small Town Heroes

Hurray For The Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on 9 reviews
2014 Rank: #245 / 827
USER SCORE
75
Based on
26 ratings

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May 21, 2017
78
Small Town Heroes is like taking a tour of a bunch of different versions of American folk music, but even though the music is strictly traditionalist, Alynda Lee Segarra's smart and cutting songwriting elevates the music beyond pastiche and blurs the line between the traditional and the modern.
Mar 20, 2015
codeman123
80
"Small town heroes" is the latest offering by the phenomenal americana band from New Orleans. They keep their purity and honesty throughout the whole of this record as with their previous offerings. With great songwriting, honesty, and a wholesome back to roots american feel i feel good about this record and would recommend it to anyone looking for good folk rock or americana your not going to find much better around right now.
Apr 10, 2014
Z.Younk
64
One of this years' most overrated albums does have quite a few authentic sounding and infectious tracks. I do like the preservation of REAL folk, this band takes their sound back to the bluegrassy roots of folk. The content is reminiscent of a hillbilly with a steel guitar preaching the gospel of small-town living to the "riff raff" of said rural lodgings. The band's name and album's name reinforce the strong imagery and thematic content, however the songwriting ... read more
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February 11, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
ATO / Label
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 38 - Amazon
# 6 - American Songwriter
NPR Music
# 27 - Paste
# 38 - Rolling Stone
# 97 - Rough Trade
# 23 - The Guardian
# 19 - Uncut
# 55 - Wondering Sound
Track List
  1. Blue Ridge Mountain
  2. Crash On The Highway
  3. Good Time Blues (An Outlaw's Lament)
  4. End Of The Line
  5. The New SF Bay Blues
  6. The Body Electric
  7. No One Else 
  8. St. Roch Blues
  9. Levon's Dream
  10. I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)
  11. Small Town Heroes
  12. Forever Is Just A Day


Added on: February 11, 2014