American Band (studio album) by Drive-By Truckers

American Band
American Band by Drive-By Truckers
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-09-30
Overall rank: 4,414th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 66 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2016 (67th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (838th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,414th)
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Drive-By Truckers bestography

American Band is ranked 5th best out of 17 albums by Drive-By Truckers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Drive-By Truckers is Southern Rock Opera which is ranked number 2161 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 759.

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74/100 (from 66 votes)
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From 12/12/2016 18:24
DBT return to the fray, this time writing about political/ human rights events that America faces in the 21st century. There are a lot of political pleas here. I don't think they want us to change any minds here, they just want us to listen and think about what is going on in current events. The two primary songwriters are in good focused form here, and though this record can't compare to their classics in the early 2000s, it's still worth while for any casual fan, no matter what political opinions you hold dear.

Track Pick: "What it Means"
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Their first album since their Isbell-assisted days to bring back memories of their heavier, tougher, more immediate songwriting of their heyday, American Band has both a clarity of vision as well as a driving, rootsy edge that gives both gravitas and emotional power to what's perhaps their most overtly political album to date. A catchy but bruising rallying cry against the rather sorry state of the nation, and their best work in over a decade.
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From 09/30/2016 20:06
A modern observation of America with classic Southern Rock lyricism and instrumentation. Great song writing. One of the most politically charged albums of the year.
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