The Dirty South (studio album) by Drive-By Truckers

The Dirty South
The Dirty South by Drive-By Truckers
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-08-24
Overall rank: 2,262nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 94 votes)
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Time left: 9h 56m 28s
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Drive-By Truckers The Dirty South 2xLP sealed vinyl
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Time left: 1d 14h 57m 53s
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Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South [New Vinyl LP]
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The Dirty South is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by Drive-By Truckers on

The best album by Drive-By Truckers is Southern Rock Opera which is ranked number 2183 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 750.

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From 02/10/2021 17:13
Country is not exactly my thing, but this is an album that really stands out - though you could argue this is more rock than country. The only complaint would be that it is too long, I can imagine this being so much better by removing tracks 9 to 13 - ok, maybe too much but you get my point.
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From 12/18/2020 09:43
Really love the album covers of this band... let's leave it at that. But jokes aside, I didn't hate it.
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From 11/09/2019 14:27
DBT is such an underrated band. This album especially has 3 excellent songwriters firing on all cylinders.
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From 10/10/2016 06:34
Continues where Decoration Day left off, taking their music into a slighty more high-concept, dirty-southern gothic direction. While it lacks some of the brutal, blunt impact of their previous album, it's still very strong, with it's great trio of songwriters continuing to work wonders in their shawdow-y, conflicted view of the modern south. All deserve credit but Isbell's compositions still stand out the most- while still good, I don't think the band's music was ever quite as potent and immediate after he left.
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From 02/07/2016 17:04
The high-water mark for great Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, who understood something even Lynyrd Skynyrd never did: what principal Songwriter Patterson Hood has called "the duality of the Southern thing." I'm not even sure that the best track here is one of Hood's, though; that honor has to go to Jason Isbell's brutal ballad "Goddamn Lonely Love."
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From 10/18/2013 19:24
This is the third of a three-album peak for this band, from a time when they had three excellent songwriters all hitting their marks. The real standout on this one is Jason Isbell, who contributed three instant classics in "Danko/Manuel," "Never Gonna Change," and "Goddamn Lonely Love."
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