Sound Of Lies (studio album) by The Jayhawks

Sound Of Lies
Sound Of Lies by The Jayhawks
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 7,406th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 35 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1997 (140th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,337th)
Award Best albums of all time (7,406th)
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The Jayhawks bestography

Sound Of Lies is ranked 5th best out of 12 albums by The Jayhawks on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Jayhawks is Tomorrow The Green Grass which is ranked number 1786 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 953.

The Jayhawks album bestography « Higher ranked (6,900th) This album (7,406th) Lower ranked (14,077th) »
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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 35 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 73.3/100, a mean average of 72.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 73.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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From 07/09/2020 09:44
Maybe its because this was my introduction to the magnificent Jayhawks but I think it's their best album. Dying On The Vine is one of many brilliant tracks
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From 05/03/2015 22:44
When I first heard this album, I was impressed with all the arrangements. Swirling distorted guitars interweaving over "Beachboys" inspired harmonies. The song writing is solid, Every song has an accessibility ala The Beatles. My favourites are Haywire, Trouble and The Man Who Loved Life. However I can honestly say there are no bad songs on this album. This album, to me is their best work. "Smile" which came after this seems forced and over produced. But this album is a cohesive piece of work. I still play it regularly to this day.
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From 03/07/2014 21:14
For me, this is their best album. Clearly underrated, maybe because their audience didn't expect these country-rock masters to include psychedelic rock influences. It has a strong "feeling" from Louris' vocals and guitars and Grotberg's keyboards, maybe due to the leaving of Olson. The best example is "Trouble", possibly their best song. Don't throw away their last songs; they may seem strange but you end up liking them as much (or more) as their first more single-type songs.
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