A Blessing And A Curse (studio album) by Drive-By Truckers

A Blessing And A Curse
A Blessing And A Curse by Drive-By Truckers
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-04-18
Overall rank: 12,658th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 32 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2006 (251st)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (2,538th)
Award Best albums of all time (12,658th)
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Drive-By Truckers bestography

A Blessing And A Curse is ranked 6th 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 2179 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 752.

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 32 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.2/100, a mean average of 73.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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From 10/25/2016 16:41
While not quite as ambitious as the trilogy of albums that preceded it--Southern Rock Opera, Decoration Day, and The Dirty South--A Blessing and a Curse is still a very worthy Drive-By Truckers album, one that is both personal and hard edged. It's hard a produce a bad album, or even a mediocre one, when you have a songwriting triple threat as strong as Patterson Hood, Jason Isbell, and Mike Cooley, although the fragmentedness of this album suggests that maybe there was too much talent in this band for this formula to remain sustainable. No matter. A lot of this is great, especially the heartbreaking "Little Bonnie," a slice of Hood family history that encapsulates pain and shame in a way that feels completely frank and utterly shattering.
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From 07/18/2015 17:42
They're always good, but as time goes on, they have less and less new material and substance to offer.
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From 05/05/2015 14:53
It's a but uneven, especially when compared to the two that preceded it. Listening to it all these years later, you can hear Jason Isbell moving in a different sonic direction than Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. Isbell's departure after this record opened the door for a great solo record for him, and a return to form for the remaining members of this band.
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From 01/15/2012 15:49
You can't go wrong with this band, especially on the albums featuring Jason Isbell.
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