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The Avett Brother's Best Work
on May 13, 2013
The Avett Brothers never cease to impress. Not only do they have creative songs with both unique lyrics and completely new music, every single piece is specially crafted to be timeless, enjoyable from anytime from now until infinity.
Emotionalism is no exception to The Avett Brothers' terrific ability to make music. Every track builds toward a central feeling of both sadness for mistakes in the past and an underlying feeling of regret, with a waning for more love to come without wanting to take back the things already completed.
A few highlights, although EVERY SINGLE TRACK is FANTASTIC:
Die Die Die introduces the CD well, being quite simply the happiest song about death to ever be created "but nobody knows what lies behind / the days before the day we die"
The Weight of Lies is my favourite of the Avett Brothers across any album they have recorded. It sums up emotions that I would otherwise have no way to express, and describes life leaving one's hometown and discovering new life in another place. The theme of the song centers around the fact that things are the same everywhere, and that "lies don't need an aeroplane / to chase you anywhere"
All My Mistakes describes regret for the past, but describes the fact that the sum of one's experiences brings him to the point he is currently at, including whatever state of love he may be in.
The Ballad of Love and Hate should be a song you already know.
Overall, it blew me away. I highly suggest I and Love and You if this album meets your expectations.