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Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s first record in a dozen years is one of the long-running Southern rock band’s best... New Hampshire's LET'S GO

10/7/09

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’: ‘The Great American Bubble Factory’
3 1/2 stars (out of 4)
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s first record in a dozen years is one of the long-running Southern rock band’s best, combining a populist tone with its trademark blend of Skynyrd, AC/DC, the Replacements and, this time, a little Dictators. Opening with a rock ‘n’ roll trip to “Detroit City,” the American journey goes south for the harmony-filled ballad “I See Georgia” and slides into Replacements-like “Midwestern Blues.” The populism starts on the hook-and-hammer title with its line, “If you can make it here, why don’t you make it here?” and informs the rest of the record, giving it a lyrical punch that matches the music. — L. Kent Wolgamott
Buy if you like: Drive-By Truckers, Steve Earle

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