Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Years
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #89 / 719
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Based on 21 ratings
April 6, 2018 / Release Date
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Bloodshot / Label
Alt-Country / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Years is a compact, straight to the heart (and feet) record. Every song connects and no notes are wasted. It's a new country classic, plain and simple.

80
Slant Magazine

Years may not be the punch in the gut that Sidelong was, but it still spotlights Shook’s effortlessly refined gift for songcraft.

80
AllMusic

2015's Sidelong showed Sarah Shook & the Disarmers had plenty of potential, and Years shows there are plenty more great songs where those came from.

75
Paste

As an exercise in exploring the various strains of left-of-center country and roots music, Years is spot on.

CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
78
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers may not have made one of the most immediate alt-country albums of the year, but they’ve certainly made one of the more powerful ones. “Years” doesn’t give you much to grasp onto at first, largely due to Shook herself, whose voice is an acquired taste. But give “Years” some time and it will creep up on you. Shook’s voice, though not conventionally pretty, carries a lot of emotion and a break that’s actually quite ... read more
RandomFrequency
83
Ever reliable, Sarah’s shook and her Disarmers are back with a very well done album full of Self deprication, torment, and heartbreak. “Lesson” is a really cool song. “Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t” is all attitude. There’s a replay ability here as well. Overall, very solid.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#32/PopMatters
#39/Louder Than War

Track List

  1. Good As Gold
  2. New Ways to Fail
  3. Over You
  4. The Bottle Never Lets Me Down
  5. Parting Words
  6. What it Takes
  7. Lesson
  8. Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don't
  9. Heartache in Hell
  10. Years
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