Re: Away From the World (AFTW) - Album Reviews
This album is certainly growing on me. Liked it pretty good on first listen, but holy shit - after 5-6 listens, I LOVE this album. To me, it sits right alongside all the other Lillywhite albums (Big 3/4), and I'm leaning toward calling it a kindred spirit, if you will, to Under the Table and Dreaming. What I mean by that, is it's just so fresh and unlike anything else out there right now, and it takes a few listens to hear all the different layers, parts, negative space, mixing, etc. (AKA all the hallmarks of a Lillywhite produced DMB album.) I liked Big Whiskey alot, aside from the mixing, but Away From the World is easily better. Not sure about a favorite track yet, but Drunken Soldier is an early contender, as is Rooftop. Either way, LOVE LOVE LOVE this new album. I'd say "DMB is back" but they were already back with BW; just more so now.
RIP: LeRoi Moore 1961-2008.