The Harrow & The Harvest
Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2011 Ratings: #12 / 895
Year End Rank: #41
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Based on 18 ratings
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This is one of the most defiantly traditional, non-radical and deceptively simple albums in recent memory.


The Harrow & The Harvest is simply one of the richest, most expansive roots albums to be released in some time.


High lonesome harmonies, beautifully judged musicianship, exquisite songcraft, and a relationship with tradition that is both serious and playful.

No Ripcord

A fully conceived album of beautifully crafted songs, and a real treat for fans and newcomers alike.

Dec 22, 2017
Gillian Welch is a pretty impressive woman. She can wait eight years between albums, then return and make music as if nothing changed, and it will go down as yet another contemporary folk classic. The Welch/Rawlings approach has hardly shifted since their 1996 debut, and yet every time they return, they make their uncompromisingly traditional approach to American roots music sound vital, making one of the best roots albums of the year while hardly even seeming to break a sweat. “The ... read more
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Added on: June 17, 2011