The Avett Brothers’ Magpie and the Dandelion: Album Review (by the Brothers Guard)

After an eight month music fast, moving to a bigger city and staring a new job (Luke), after listening to all my favorite bands I had before the Avetts (Caleb), and after several months’ worth of listening, meditation, and more listening, the Brothers Guard sit down for a dialogue review of Magpie and the Dandelion.

“If you think about a Magpie, it’s a bird from the crow family. You can see them everywhere, and they’ve got this strange grace. And, we all know what a dandelion is. It reminds you of being a kid and watching a flower come apart on a summer day. There’s a youthful wonder in that. Those kinds of feelings live and breathe inside this album.”
-The Avetts

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Sweet and Wild: Dave Matthews _Away from the World_ Review

Dave is weird, but I love him.  DMB was a fresh taste of music for me that opened me up to the music of the 90s.  I don’t understand why his biggest fan base is frat boys in ball caps.  Shouldn’t y’all be listening to All American Rejects or something?  I’ll also never understand why I like him.  That boy is one filthy hedonist.  But he’s also an introspective philanthropist.  DMB’s music is a world rock mix of genres that knows how to have fun.

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The Bros. Guard on the Bros. Avett: _Carpenter_ Review

Caleb: “I and hate and it.”  That was the 5-word review given by my friend Rob Case of the last Avetts album, after they supposedly sold out for the first time.  Now they’re in a GAP commercial.  Just wanted to let you know, I liked them before they were popular.  But I’m proud to say I ain’t no ironic bandwagon hipster: I still like them now.  And I don’t think they sold out.  Look, guys’ gotta eat.  By the way, if you don’t know the Avetts and are reading this for some reason, they are what rock and roll would sound like if it was invented right after the War of Northern Aggression.
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