The Big To-Do

Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2010 Ratings: #139 / 868
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Based on 12 ratings
March 16, 2010 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

The good news for Drive-By Truckers fans is that their new album The Big To-Do rarely strays from what the band does best. The bad news is band’s lyrics are taking on a far greater resonance for millions who have lost their jobs and homes in the Great Recession.

Doofy
72
Not their finest hour but in the same breath this is actually the sort of album that’d cause a bit of a stir if it had been a debut landing out of nowhere.

They adapted reasonably well to Isbell bailing out on them - this is more than alright.
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Year End Lists

#11/Uncut
#34/PopMatters

Track List

  1. Daddy Learned to Fly 
  2. The Fourth Night of My Drinking 
  3. Birthday Boy 
  4. Drag the Lake Charlie 
  5. The Wig He Made Her Wear 
  6. You Got Another 
  7. This Fucking Job 
  8. Get Downtown 
  9. After the Scene Dies 
  10. (It’s Gonna Be) I Told You So 
  11. Santa Fe 
  12. The Flying Wallendas 
  13. Eyes Like Glue 
  14. Girls Who Smoke (Bonus track – vinyl only)

 

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