RELEASE
LABEL
Sub Pop
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Album Review

In just a short time, the Scud Mountain Boys have risen from relative obscurity (two 1995 albums for indie label Chunk) to a well-earned spot on the Sub Pop roster. The Boys' new album, Massachusetts, is once again a quiet, mostly acoustic collection of soft-spoken songs based around spare country rhythms and laid-back, whisper-light melodies. Massachusetts is more down to earth than the faux-hillbilly ramble poems of Palace Music, but also far less Americana-ized than Son Volt or any of the No Depression hangers-on. The sudden national attention seems not to have spooked the Scuds, and so while Massachusetts feels better crafted than the band's previous two albums -- more mature in terms of songwriting -- it retains the easygoing, kitchen-table spirit that marked the band's earlier work. This is music that moves slowly but grows on you quickly.
Kurt Wolff, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. In a Ditchhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-a-ditch/id3255499?i=3255459&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Scratch Tickethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/scratch-ticket/id3255499?i=3255464&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Penthouse in the Woodshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/penthouse-in-the-woods/id3255499?i=3255466&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Grudge ****http://itunes.apple.com/album/massachusetts/id3255499?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Big Holehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/big-hole/id3255499?i=3255470&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Van Drunkhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/van-drunk/id3255499?i=3255472&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Lift Me Uphttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lift-me-up/id3255499?i=3255480&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Liquor Storehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/liquor-store/id3255499?i=3255482&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. A Ridehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/a-ride/id3255499?i=3255487&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Holy Ghosthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/holy-ghost/id3255499?i=3255489&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Cigarette Sandwichhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/cigarette-sandwich/id3255499?i=3255491&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Massachusettshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/massachusetts/id3255499?i=3255493&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Glass Jawhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/glass-jaw/id3255499?i=3255495&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Knievelhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/knievel/id3255499?i=3255497&uo=5&at=11l9vR
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