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Whiskeytown: Strangers Almanac
Buy! - (Outpost)
Faithless Street was a landmark alt-country debut album, but Whiskeytown's followup is a giant step beyond. Ryan Adams has matured into a first-class songwriter, and this notoriously unstable band managed to kick out some remarkable performances for this album. At times, Adams' whiskey-soaked rasp (and his harder-rocking songs) recalls classic Westerberg with the Replacements, but that's just one ingredient of many in what's perhaps the most powerful album yet to come out of the '90s mix of rock and twang. 7/15/1997 - Don Yates
Other Whiskeytown album reviews:

Pneumonia - 5/15/2001