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Many songwriters have paid tribute to Robert Johnson, but few have captured the mystery and power of that legendary bluesman as Brown does on "Dusty Woods." Kelly Joe Phelps's slide guitar lends a Delta blues feel to several other songs, and there's an eerie mystery as well to songs such as "Speaking in Tongues," a sincere tribute to holy-roller churches, and "Billy from the Hills," a tribute to his backwoods father. Many of 1997's albums are more obvious than Slant 6 Mind, but few have been as substantial. --Geoffrey Himes
This is easily one of the best albums I've ever listened to.
Brown has a keen eye, a great way with words and a wry sense of humor, and all of that comes out here in ways that aren't always possible in a typical folk ballad.
For most it does not come easy, but the truth usually hurts...and once you hear it you get hooked.
Songs of unglossed life. Tom Waits meets Hollis Brown. Atonal at times. Hollow gloves of sound, hands of truth. Nice.Published 8 months ago by rousseau
i liked the basic lyrics,and heard new songs id never heard before. i even learned 1 on my acoustic guitar i liked a lot.Published 10 months ago by timberado
Some of the material here is lacking, some monumental. Greg Brown never fails to knock me out. He's an incisive lyricist with a sense of style that's always compelling,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jon Mcauliffe
I ma new greg brown fan,, this is a classic album, nearly have it work out all ready,,, kelly joe pheilps makes a huge contribution to this album fabulous production...Published on December 26, 2011 by David Day
Greg Brown!!! A musician that can bring you inside the song, a storyteller...this disc just becomes a part of you after a few listens. I have had little exposure to Greg Brown. Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by wiseguysly
In my humble opinion, if you're gonna buy one Greg Brown album, this is it. Bob Dylan likes him too!Published on January 11, 2011 by Beverly Mundy Weable
ONE OF THE BEST GREG BROWN ALBUMS OUT THERE. I HAVE BOUGHT IT 3 TIMES.Published on December 17, 2009 by Maria Metivier
Greg Brown is very new to me but I bought this CD after hearing "Loneliness House" on Pandora. "Slant 6 Mind" may be a departure for Brown but for me it's a very enjoyable... Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by Joe Skrote
Probably Greg Brown's coolest album! And that's saying somethin'.
It pulls you in right off the top with "Whatever It Was" and takes you for a nice ride all the way... Read more