Drive-By Truckers

    Brighter Than Creation’s Dark

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    Eight albums strong and still ripping jams, Drive-By Truckers’ Brighter Than Creation’s Dark carries on with a legion of southern-rock anthems.

     

    Nineteen songs long — not unlike past releases, like the epic Southern Rock Opera — Mike Cooley is still mumbling and snarling like Mick Jagger with the same gritty feeling that’s carried Drive-By Truckers close to twelve years along, nailing it on “Three Dimes Down” and “Self Destructive Zones.”

     

    John Neff’s expert, dreamy pedal steel and Shonna Tucker’s soothing, pitch-perfect harmony — somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Neko Case — make Brighter another solid entry in the band’s catalog.

     

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    Band: http://www.drivebytruckers.com

    Label: http://www.newwestrecords.com

    Audio: http://www.myspace.com/drivebytruckers