It Still Moves [2xLP] [Golden Amber Smoke]
10th Anniversary pressing of My Morning Jacket's classic, It Still Moves. Pressed on "Golden Amber Smoke" vinyl.
It's that moment every indie kid irrationally fears: your favorite band gets the call-up to the majors.
Now that they've come to prominence via the California-based indie Darla Records, it's My Morning Jacket's turn to risk their careers and financial stability for a shot at recording a real statement album backed by a serious budget. But something's not right here, or maybe something's too right: Jim James' high, lonesome croon is still recorded in a grain silo, and the band's sound is still a cathedral of reverb, but where you might expect grandiose 40-piece orchestras, bombastic gospel choirs and glossy, state-of-the-art digital effects, you will find only the vast, empty space that has always accompanied the band's instrumentation, allowing each note to resonate indefinitely, unhampered by unnecessary density. Rest assured, the faithful will have no problem kneeling here.
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves Review (8.3)