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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.






  • Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife
  • 3 Dimes Down
  • The Righteous Path
  • I'm Sorry Huston
  • Perfect Timing
  • Daddy Needs A Drink
  • Self Destructive Zones
  • Bob
  • Home Field Advantage
  • The Opening Act
  • Lisa's Birthday
  • Than Man I Shot
  • The Purgatory Line
  • The Home Front
  • Checkout Time In Vegas
  • You And Your Crystal Meth
  • Goode's Field Road
  • A Ghost To Most
  • The Monument Valley
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