'The back cover to this disc by Addison County's top pop-rockers promises 'eleven-odd songs,' which is more about numerology than quality; the songs are assigned odd numbers, with brief instrumental interludes taking up the even-numbered tracks. The songs, rather than being odd, are instantly comfortable. Some are country cool, others rock out and many, such as 'Empty Boys and Girls,' set up residence in Nick Lowe/Marshall Crenshaw/Peter Case popdom.' -Brent Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press Mixing rock, country, pop, folk and blues influences into a rich sonic stew, Raph Worrick and his fine crew of Dirtminers released their second CD in March of 2007. Featuring everything from full-out earbenders to introspective ballads, the characters in these tunes dwell in a peculiar landscape of carny freaks, pensive gravediggers, and long-vanished amusement parks. Worrick's voice has been compared to everyone from Mick Jagger to (inexplicably) Meatloaf, and his writing to Warren Zevon and Graham Parker. The musicians come from equally wideranging backgrounds; world, pop, jam, jazz, experimental and more. This CD presents the full range of the bands sound, only hinted at on 2005's 'Meat and Electricity.'
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