Avett Brothers album review
Published: Friday, September 21, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
The Avett Brothers released their sixth full-length album on September 11. The band is well-known for their folky rock songs and emotional lyrics that seem to capture the hearts of their listeners. In the past, the band has sung about their troubles in loving relationships, as well as giving their audience a perspective of what life looks like through their own eyes. Their music has a sort of melancholy, smoothness to it that makes you want to get cozy with a mug of hot tea on a rainy afternoon.
The new album, titled The Carpenter, has a serious tone to it, with notes of hope, sorrow and love, a perfect mix of topics for a bluegrass album. Their style of writing has not changed too much since their last album, titled I and Love and You, released in 2009. They still write about the pretty women in their lives. The Avetts know how to tell a good story, and they seem to have even more to tell in this new album. The heartfelt song, “A Fathers First Spring” is sentimental and poetic as the vocalist sings: “I never lived ‘til I lived in your light/And my heart never beat like it does at the sight/Of you baby blue, God blessed your life.”
After their stop at UNH last spring, the Avett Brothers have played at several popular music festivals, including Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival. The band has been together since 2000, and they are finally hitting it big in the music industry, becoming a staple for many folk-rock enthusiasts, and music festivals. The Carpenter is currently No. 10 on iTunes top 200 albums.