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Believers
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on March 25, 2015
First of all, I'm upset that this is the last album that Bondy has made, because I love his work and it's been 4 years since he's put out any new stuff. Bondy is one of the most underrated artist of the last 20 years. His sound is deceptively complex, and nowhere is that more so than here: it's like folk meets Pink Floyd. All three of his albums are so different from one another and each is wonderful, though this is the most creative in regards to sound work done in the studio.
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on December 25, 2014
talented guy. will watch he does in the future
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on October 19, 2014
Mr. Bondy just keeps getting better and better. He's no Brooklyn folk musician. He's the real deal.
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on October 8, 2014
LOVE THIS CD!!
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on December 18, 2012
I can't say enough about A.A. Bondy or this album (or any of his other albums). I just got into him a few months ago and can't stop listening. I play Believers when I'm writing. Over and over again. And I haven't gotten tired of it yet. Poetry. They lyrics are chock-full of it whether you realize it or not. Gorgeous stuff. Murder boys. Saints there on a chain. These idiot hearts. We're out here listening, A.A. And what you are doing is making our lives better. I hope you know that.
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on December 6, 2012
best album since american hearts. this guy is writing amazing songs from a genuine place.

as for amazon's download system: it sucks so bad. it's worth it if you are buying a discounted album and i mean 50% discount, otherwise just go to itunes or other places.
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on October 11, 2012
I first heard A.A. Bondy's Slow Parade and immediately fell in love. This work's a slight shift in his usual musical style but you would be hardpressed to be disappointed with your purchase.
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on July 17, 2012
A.A. Bondy's first album, American Hearts, was lovely. Full of intelligent songwriting and with blessedly minimal production. I really thought he would be someone to watch out for. Unfortunately I saw the direction Bondy was headed in with When The Devil's Loose. With Believers Bondy has completed his conversion. This is hipster music. If you buy your clothes at American Apparel and you like "fake folk" like Blitzen Trapper and Deer Tick you will no doubt enjoy this album.

I'll just keep listening to American Hearts and hope that Bondy returns to his Alabama roots.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3rd album from Alabama artist & former member of Verbena--darkly haunting, compelling
Americana songs with a strong sense of yearning & and an underlying need for self redemption.
It's as though there's an unavoidable, spectral gloom-fog over the next ridge--reaching out to
grab you, whispering your name. Beautiful songs with a gentle, subtle draw & a pair of strong,
forlorn shadow-arms to hold you. Nice. Recalls Ryan Adams, Mike Ness, the National, the
Mekons, Ray LaMontagne, John Prine.
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on December 21, 2011
I was a huge Verbena fan, but I'm embarrassed to admit I totally slept on his solo stuff - until now. Like other reviewers here are saying, this album is stellar. Yeah, haunting and all that, but there's more to it. It kinda sounds timeless. This album could have been recorded at any time in the last 50 years. (I swear I hear some early 70's Pink Floyd in that long track towards the end). He's using sounds and instruments that color the music so richly, so deeply, that the songs sound a lot more substantial than they really are. Underneath that molten accompaniment are these simple, tattered melodies that spill out. Now, starting to dig into his others.
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