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21-10-2014 // Album: Flannel Graph - Ribs of Adam

A little over two months ago I fell madly in love with Flannel Graph's previous recording Five Foot Three EP and I was extremely pleased to find out they were releasing a new album on September 1st. Now that I've been spending six week with it I would like to sing their praise once more. Ribs of Adam is every inch as beautiful as their earlier work and a little better.

OVer the years that I've been writing this music blog I've discovered I'm not that great at analyzing records, but I think Flannel Graph has expanded their musical horizons on this record. They still write beautiful acoustic folk songs together, but there's a lot more happening around their voices and guitar. Opening track "In My Soul" is a fine example of this, with that classic deep south folk sound. As the 7-track record continues every song seems to be a little prettier than the one that just ended. Making this a delicious and haunting record to put on replay for hours to go.

The absolute highlight of this record is final track "The Life I Was Missing", it is mindblowing beautiful and it tops off a great record with a bang. "The Life I Was Missing" is one of the best songs of 2014 and Ribs of Adam is one of the finest releases of the year.
Flannel Graph is bound for greatness.

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