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Old 97's' 'Twelfth' Is Masterful

The years have fallen quite well upon Old 97's as Twelfth stands out as masterful even among their stacked discography.

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Old 97's: Most Messed Up (take 2)

If anything, Most Messed Up proves that Old 97’s, after nearly 25 years of existence, are hardly running on empty.

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Old 97's: Too Far to Care

On its 15th anniversary, Too Far to Care shows that it's one of the best albums in its genre, whatever that may be.

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"I Support My Family Singing Songs and Shaking My Ass": An Interview with Rhett Miller

Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller has never been one for strict convention, so when it came to recording his latest solo album, The Dreamer, he took reigns of the production, brought in Ben Kweller and Rosanne Cash, an then proceeded to tell PopMatters all about it ...

Bill Mayeroff
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Rhett Miller: The Dreamer

The return-to-roots exercise that is The Dreamer isn't bad; it just seems unnecessary.

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The Old 97's: 28 January 2012 - Charlottesville, VA

The Old 97's use two decades of experience to make being professional feel like anything but that.

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Rhett Miller: The Interpreter: Live at Largo

Old 97's frontman offers forth a set of covers to celebrate the venerable L.A. club Largo.

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The Farewell Drifters: Yellow Tag Mondays

These guys don't do angst, and they don't wear overalls.

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John Meeks Shows Off His Noir Side on 'Old Blood'

Don't let the man's tender tenor fool you: he's got a dark side. And the juxtaposition of the sweetness and menace are part of what makes the music so compelling.

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My Decade in Music

They are simply the albums that shaped my musical landscape, for which I know every lyric of every song backward and forward, that I would take with me to that mythical desert island we music lovers always talk about

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Rhett Miller: Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller's self-titled fourth solo album is a continuously captivating collection where harmony and heartache meet with sharp wit.

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"I Might Have a Late Surge and Kick All Those Guys' Asses": An Interview with Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller has a newfound respect for Ryan Adams, some bones to pick with Malcolm Gladwell, and -- oh yeah -- a new solo album filled with heartbreak and communication breakdowns. Right on the cusp of turning 40, it seems that Rhett Miller has finally hit his stride ...

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20 Questions: Rhett Miller of the Old 97's

Rhett Miller, lead vocalist of the Old 97's, chats with PopMatters' 20 Questions about fantasy football, his affinity for the protagonist in Wallace's Infinite Jest, and this neat little trick he does with spoons.

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Old 97's: Blame It on Gravity

For the most part the quartet succeeds in doing what they do best -- blending American music genres with ease and enthusiasm.

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Old 97s: Hit By a Train: The Best of Old 97s

As an introduction to Old 97's, Hit by a Train simply can't be beat.

Tom Useted
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Old 97s: Alive and Wired

The sweaty beautiful mess of the Old 97s in concert is finally captured on disc.

Maura McAndrew
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Old 97's: Old 97's Live [DVD]

In their first (but hopefully not last) concert DVD, these alt-country stalwarts damn near blow the roof off Hollywood's Troubadour.

Stephen Haag

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