RELEASE
August 12, 1997
LABEL
Atlantic
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

Album Review

The Bottle Rockets' first two albums were two of the most influential and popular records of the alternative country movement, setting the stage for their third album, 24 Hours a Day, to be a popular breakthrough upon its 1997 release. After all, alt-country was beginning to emerge from the mainstream and establish itself as one of the cornerstones of adult alternative radio. It's too bad they dropped the ball with 24 Hours a Day, then, since it could have been the one that made their career. It's not that the album is bad -- it's just not great. There are a couple of good moments, such as the propulsive "Perfect Far Away," but much of it is simply solid, craftsmanlike country-rock that sounds like it could have been done by any alt-country band. While that means the album is listenable, it also means that it's a disappointment, since the Bottle Rockets have the potential to be much more than just another alt-country band.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Kit Kat Clockhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005815&id=301005814
  2. When I Was Dumbhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005816&id=301005814
  3. 24 Hours a Dayhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005817&id=301005814
  4. Smokin' 100's Alonehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005818&id=301005814
  5. Slo Tomshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005819&id=301005814
  6. Indianapolishttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005820&id=301005814
  7. Things You Didn't Knowhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005821&id=301005814
  8. One of Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005826&id=301005814
  9. Perfect Far Awayhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005827&id=301005814
  10. Waitin' on a Trainhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005828&id=301005814
  11. Dohack Joehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005829&id=301005814
  12. Rich Manhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005830&id=301005814
  13. Turn for the Worsehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=301005831&id=301005814
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