The Low Anthem's last album, 2008's Oh My God, Charlie Darwin was a strange record notable for its abrupt stylistic shifts. It sounded like it had been recorded by two completely different groups, one of them a good-time blues band and the other an introspective folk troupe. It contained some tremendous pieces of music, notably the plaintive, trembling title track, but at the time it was tempting to lament the album's lack of cohesion. Here was a band with a lot of talent; now, if only they could focus that talent a little more, and stop flip-flopping between entirely different visions like a musical Nick Clegg.
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Review of The Low Anthem's album 'Oh My God, Charlie Darwin' released through Bella Union.
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