English Oceans (studio album) by Drive-By Truckers

English Oceans
English Oceans by Drive-By Truckers
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-03-04
Overall rank: 14,840th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 28 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2014 (367th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (3,410th)
Award Best albums of all time (14,840th)
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Drive-By Truckers bestography

English Oceans is ranked 8th best out of 18 albums by Drive-By Truckers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Drive-By Truckers is Southern Rock Opera which is ranked number 2182 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 751.

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72/100 (from 28 votes)
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From 04/09/2018 00:03
After the departure of Jason Isbell, whom I thought was the strongest songwriter in Drive-By Truckers, my expectations going into each subsequent album have been modest. My concerns have mostly been unfounded, though, as Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have shown themselves up to the task of carrying the band forward and keeping their themes politically relevant and poignant. While I basically like Shonna Tucker, I think her leaving the band actually helped Hood and Cooley sharpen their focus a bit and trim down the number of tracks on their albums, meaning a slightly leaner and better distilled body of work. On English Oceans my favorite track is probably "Grand Canyon," a meditation on how we construct meaning from beautiful places we visit in the midst of the messy chaos of living. It's a wise and mature piece of work, particularly satisfying in the context of the band's wider body of work, which has always brought the passion but not necessarily sophistication.
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From 03/31/2014 19:57
Prior to this release, Drive-By Truckers released two albums in two years, neither of which did much for me. It seemed the primary songwriters, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, had gotten obsessed with true crime stories and A.M. country radio, respectively. But this album is a return to form. It doesn't match their best works, from the early 2000s, but it's definitely their best album in years.
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From 03/21/2014 16:03
So much better than their previous 2 records. Cooley seems to be back to his old storytelling self, and Patterson a couple songs that can compete with some of his best.
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From 03/17/2014 12:52
I'm a huge fan of DBT's & I have to say, @ 1st listen, this is really disappointing. I hope that it grown on my but right now, not sure how often I'm going to play this.
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