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I Can't Believe I'm the First To Review Mignonette
on May 15, 2008
One of the Avett Brothers' earlier CDs, I return to this one repeatedly for the craftsmanship and the rough-edged but lucid voices of Scott and Seth Avett. Two songs, "Swept Away" and "Signs" appear twice as separate recordings (the second recording of "Signs" is uncredited, sung by a voice not recognizable as an Avett brother) which is interesting because each offers a unique take on the song. All four songs are terrific. I rate this whole CD terrific, with the exception of "Complainte D"VN Matelot Mourant" and "The Day That Marvin Gaye Died". I don't get the first one - its creaking noises sound like a day-old shipwreck (maybe the Mignonette spoken of in the foreward?). "Marvin Gaye" sounds like the bass player Bob Crawford might be singing, and his voice isn't as pleasing as the Avetts themselves. Sorry Bob. You're still really good-looking.
Anyway, I've just ordered "Four Thieves Gone" to round out my Avett Bros collection of five CDs. BTW, Avetts, if you ever get stuck on the side of Route 2 in New London, North Carolina again, I will definitely pick you up!