The Third Gleam

The Avett Brothers - The Third Gleam
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #756 / 809
User Score
Based on 12 ratings
Liked by 1 person
August 28, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Loma Vista / Label
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As a life-long Avetts fan, I have a predisposition to the classic format of the brothers' music—a silly, punkish, and passionate approach towards North Carolina's musical tradition of bluegrass, folk, and americana. Their music has always been around for me and for most Avett's fans, it's a big part of their lives.

This is why TRUE SADNESS and CLOSER THAN TOGETHER felt like such unsatisfying releases; one experimenting in a couple places but otherwise business-as-usual mediocrity and the ... read more
The Avett Brothers have been on a general downward trajectory since their late-2000s creative and commercial peak, bottoming out with back-to-back woeful, trend-chasing albums. But the layout and title of “The Third Gleam,” which explicitly harkens back to their early, beloved, ramshackle EPs, suggested a back-to-basics move of sorts for the Avetts, with more modest songwriting and stripped-back production. And indeed, certainly these eight tracks dial back on the triple A radio ... read more
Love this album but I like everything by them they pluck the heart strings everytime 🥰
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Added on: July 9, 2020