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Allison MoorerAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Making sense of things isn’t always easy. Singer/songwriter Allison Moorer knows this, for sifting through life’s various complexities can make for a good song and even better story. On “Sorrow (Don’t Come Around),” one of the starkly candid songs on Moorer’s forthcoming effort, Crows, she hints at a hidden optimism that sometimes is ignored or forgotten. ... Read more in Amazon's Allison Moorer Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 9, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • ASIN: B00000E7MD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,191 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Oscar and Grammy nominated songwriter Allison Moorer returns with a refined collection of songs that mark a stylistic departure from her previous work. On Crows, Moorer combines an astonishing vocal performance with new material primarily written on piano, rather than guitar. Produced by celebrated Nashville producer R.S. Field (Buddy Guy, John Mayall), and featuring the single, "The Broken Girl."


...a sophisticated, pop-flavored outing marked by intricate arrangements and delicate dynamics. --Billboard

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Her Best Discs. February 9, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of hers for years and loved her last disc, Mockingbird. But Crows is on an entirely different level. It leans so heavy on melody and strings allowing her voice to really shine and she gives you everything she has on these haunting songs. "Still This Side of Gone," is just melancholic beauty. The entire disc has this almost eerily atmospheric intimacy to it. The title track, "Crows," has a simple piano riff that underplays the lyrics brilliantly . And "Easy in the Summertime," follows in the same aforementioned formula. These songs, sort of like the rest of the disc, wrestle with inner turmoils of heartbreak/nature, but everything about this disc is just so polished and heartfelt that it avoids schlock. Moorer's voice has always been a thing of blues inflected beauty and with this disc's three upbeat tunes, it manages to have a hopeful poignancy to even the darkest of material on this disc. Wonderful album that matches the greatness of The Duel and The Hardest Part.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A New Fan of Allison Moorer February 27, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I read somewhere about this singer and thought I'd give her a listen. I am not a fan of country music. I am now a big fan of Allison Moorer. This is an artist I can really relate to. My favorite singers are people like Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins. I feel Allison belongs in this group. Her songs are lyrical, heartfelt and I can understand every word she says. Hope she tours in my area soon.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Allison Moorer Does It Again! February 13, 2010
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So many of the great female singers that have come down the pike during the last ten to twenty years have come in the Americana genre, and Allison Moorer is one of those. With albums like MOCKINGBIRD, THE DUEL, MISS FORTUNE, and GETTING SOMEWHERE, she has set herself up as a consummate artist--not an easy thing to do in a genre whose artists steadfastly refuse to throw their lot in with the corporate country music establishment that has lauded Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift to the hilt. She's a natural maverick, not unlike her big sister Shelby Lynne or husband Steve Earle, one of the true rebels of recent decades. She just has a different way of showing it on her albums, and CROWS isn't any different.

With the exception of the twelfth track, "It's Gonna Feel Good (When It Stops Hurting)", which was written by the album's producer R.S. Field, everything on CROWS is from Allison's own pen, and her very stately and relaxed, acoustic rock oriented sound, splashed with occasional string sections, mandolin, and pedal steel, makes this a thoroughly listenable album. What is unusual about it, however, is how so many of the songs are in minor keys, giving them a mysterious, eerie quality, and the fact that Allison spends as much time at the piano as she does on guitar. Contrary to how that might sound, however, she doesn't try to imitate Norah Jones on any of her songs, either in vocal inflections or in sound; this album is still uniquely her, and her voice is as refreshing as on her past albums.

Allison, in other words, has done it again; she has made an album that will likely feature in a few Top Ten lists, including mine, when 2010 comes to a close.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Crows - A Mixed Bag That Could Have Been Much Better March 29, 2010
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Crows is Allison Moorer's latest recording of original songs following her cover album Mockingbird (see my review). This is a collection of dark, brooding folk tunes featuring Moorer's gorgeous voice. The opener "Abalone Sky" is fairly sparse featuring acoustic guitar to accompany Moorer's lament for something/someone that troubles her. This song is beauty in sadness. "Goodbye To The Ground" follows nicely adding some additional instrumentation while keeping the same mood. Moorer gives listeners an interesting variation on "Broken Girl" as the instrumentation lightens up a bit, but her voice is still haunting as she tells "Storms gather in her head sometimes". Her delivery on the bridge of the song is earnest and gives intensity to the song that sticks with you.

However Moorer stumbles at times with her songwriting on Crows. The chorus on "Just Another Fool" is trite and sophomoric "Ooh she ain't gonna let you in fool/she ain't ever gonna break her rule/and if you try your' just another fool." The lyrical pattern on "When You Wake Up Feeling Bad" seems to have caused Moorer problems as she had four verses each with four lines that rhyme. Needing to rhyme with "old", the third line is "All the bread in the kitchen's grown mold". Her delivery matches the awkwardness of the words themselves, and it essentially ruins the song. Finally, "Easy In The Summertime" features three choppy verses delivered hastily. This was my least favorite song on Crows.

The remainder of the songs came off fairly lukewarm. They weren't bad, but there wasn't anything that really stuck with me about them. When you add it all up, Crows is quite a mixed bag from Allison Moorer. Some songs show promise, but I would recommend buying mp3s of the few good songs and passing on the rest.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sorrowful Songs March 15, 2010
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This is the first CD by Allison Moorer that I have listened to. She clearly has personal experience with depression and sings and writes about it beautifully. The songs are of different styles and tempos. Wonderful in expressing her feelings. I thought it was excellent, but sad.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Crows - Allison Moorer
I have all Allison Moorer's music. I urge you to get this. It's wonderful. Such a beautiful voice.
Published 8 days ago by Tammy_who
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music
Love Alison Moorer and her sister Shelby Lynne. A beautiful CD that I listen to while driving in traffic on the crowded frwy's of California... She has a lovely voice... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bara Haynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Something was going right in the studio
Something was going right in the studio because this one's a beauty. Allison Moorer has a lovely voice and uses it well on Crows, conveying deep feeling with seeming simplicity. Read more
Published 10 months ago by David Bondy
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY GREAT
Published 20 months ago by samuel copley
1.0 out of 5 stars Crows disappoints on many levels.
Firstly let me say I am a big Allison Moorer fan and own all of her previous musical offerings, but having said this still remain open minded to listen and enjoy her continuing... Read more
Published on August 17, 2012 by maxtube
1.0 out of 5 stars I want Allison back
I own every CD Allison has released that I am aware of. All of which were ordered through Amazon as was Crows. I am really a huge fan and feel guilty writing such a poor review. Read more
Published on July 28, 2010 by L. Douglas Howle
5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy and sultry, a haunting sound from Allison Moorer
I first heard of Allison Moorer when I saw her on the David Letterman show. Since then I have bought all of her CDs. This one is especially good. Buy it and you'll agree.
Published on July 20, 2010 by Mary A. Flynn
5.0 out of 5 stars refreshing
I hear a lot of personal expression from this lady. I hope she gets to be a big star and writting many more songs with feeling.
Published on July 20, 2010 by john karoscik
5.0 out of 5 stars "crowing about this album"
This is my first review for Amazon. This is a great album, very thoughtful and full of feeling. I've listened to other albums by Allison which I would classify as country and... Read more
Published on May 6, 2010 by E. Bligh
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful voice but songs are average
It's painful to give AM less than a stellar review. She has such an amazing voice which is velvety, rich, dusky, and technically near perfection. Read more
Published on April 16, 2010 by Alabama slammer
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