AOTY 2023

Southern Rock Opera

Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
2001 Ratings: #144
Liked by 3 people
September 12, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
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A pale sky hovered above me as I walked
Through mountains and valleys vast,
Passing folk who chattered and talked
About days of old and the past,
Of when dragons roamed freely
Bringing terror and fire and fear,
Of when people breathed heavily
Wanting life while the end was near



Number 20:

Ha Ha Ha Ha, dude what the fuck are you talking about? No seriously what the hell?

This was like reading the manifesto of a man who drowned to death in his own vomit. In that it's incredibly weird, twisted, and confusing. Choosing to listen to this album is choosing to listen to the drunk man outside of 7/11 at 3 in the morning. It’s abrasive, but goddamn if it isn’t fascinating. The guitars are also great but let’s be honest with yourself…..that’s ... read more


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