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MONSTERS OF FOLK

MONSTERS OF FOLK

2009-09-14

What happens when four friends each individually gifted solo artist with strong solo careers check their egos at the door and release a collaborative disc? The answer is pure magic Jim James aka Yim Yames, Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst and M. Ward have released a disc that is much larger than any of the individual components. The four friends share duties on lead vocals and play every single instrument on this release including some synthesizers and drums that were crafted during the course of the recording sessions. The CD is entitled Monsters of Folk, but elements of rock, country, blues and yes folk are intertwined through out the entire disc. The disc also has a certain spiritual feel to it and tracks such as “Dear God {Sincerely M.OF.}” and “Ahead of the Curve” have made me a true believer in these monsters. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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