And It's Still Alright

Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright
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Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #61 / 73
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Based on 12 ratings
February 14, 2020 / Release Date
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The 10-track record's title And It's Still Alright suggests that there's joy after pain, but the record's contents also note that the opposite is true.


Both a poignant tribute to his friend and former collaborator and a weary meditation on love and death, And It's Still Alright cuts a curious balance between tender introspection and a playful sense of confidence he's carried over from the Night Sweats era.

What a pleasant surprise!

I was a big fan of the self titled debut album of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Particularly, I was drawn to Nate’s gruff voice. This album is folk inspired blues rock, but goddamn it’s great. Nate’s gruffness is on full display here, but with a crooney twist. I think the group have managed to make a fun, homegrown album. Some of the lyrics are pretty barebones, but that’s fine. It’s all sort of simple, but by the same vein, ... read more
Having discovered Nathaniel Rateliff back in 2008 after the release of the album Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel: 'Desire and Dissolving Men' (not to be found on AOTY,) its been pretty cool to see his journey from this obscure Denver somber, singer-songwriter , to a soulful, gospel, rock star. Now back to his roots on this new release, i feel my folk itch being scratched again, but only somewhat.

His work with the Night Sweats, while good in its own right, has never really grabbed me the way ... read more
Solid. Classic folk mixed with some fun new elements (orchestra in All Or Nothing for example). Great record to bring us into spring time.
Good in it's genre
what a good surprise here. A perfect LP to enter slowly into the spring.
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Track List

  1. What a Drag
  2. And It's Still Alright
  3. All Or Nothing
  4. Expecting To Lose
  5. Tonight #2
  6. Mavis
  7. You Need Me
  8. Time Stands
  9. Kissing Our Friends
  10. Rush On
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