Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy - What The Brothers Sang
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Based on 9 reviews
2013 Ratings: #561 / 955
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Based on 2 ratings
February 19, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

What The Brothers Sang is a lively, lovely album—and diverse to boot.

80
AllMusic

Not surprisingly, it's the less propulsive numbers that truly resonate on What the Brothers Sang, as Oldham and McCarthy sound less emotionally constricted at a more measured pace

70
Drowned in Sound

It’s a little overlong and occasionally flirts with being a vanity project, but What The Brothers Sang draws great strength from how much Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Dawn McCarthy clearly cherish these songs, and how much pleasure it gives them to share them with us.

70
Pitchfork

Ultimately, What the Brothers Sang is a tribute to what the brothers sang, not necessarily how they sang it.

70
The 405

The way their voices entwine and breathe life into a legendary act often by-passed by today's music fans makes What the Brothers Sang very worthy of your attention.

60
PopMatters

Oldham and McCarthy use the catalogue of the Everly Brothers as a starting point, but their album succeeds in creating fresh material from a source that has often served as inspiration in the past.

60
Consequence of Sound

The album is more a loving revival than a modernization of some of the Everly Brothers’ lesser-known songs.

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Track List

  1. Breakdown
  2. Empty Boxes 
  3. Milk Train 
  4. What Am I Living For
  5. My Little Yellow Bird
  6. Devoted To You 
  7. Somebody Help Me 
  8. So Sad 
  9. Omaha
  10. It's All Over
  11. Poems, Prayers and Promises 
  12. Just What I Was Looking For 
  13. Kentucky
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