The Carpenter On their second album helmed by rock auteur Rick Rubin (and seventh full-length overall), The Carpenter , the North Carolina siblings deliver another gorgeously crafted… The Carpenter On their second album helmed by rock auteur Rick Rubin (and seventh full-length overall), The Carpenter , the North Carolina siblings deliver another gorgeously crafted… 2012-09-11 The Avett Brothers Folk Republic
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The Carpenter (2012)

BROTHERLY LOVE The siblings' sad and soulful songs will leave you yearning for more
BROTHERLY LOVE The siblings' sad and soulful songs will leave you yearning for more
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 11, 2012; Lead Performance: The Avett Brothers; Genre: Folk; Production: Republic

On their second album helmed by rock auteur Rick Rubin (and seventh full-length overall), The Carpenter, the North Carolina siblings deliver another gorgeously crafted set of sad and soulful laments laced with acoustic guitars, sharply punctuated piano, and delicate cello. From the moving reflection on death ''The Once and Future Carpenter'' to the rollicking ''Pretty Girl From Michigan,'' it's a harmonious, cohesive album — like hope and regret all shaken up in a mason jar. A-

Best Tracks:
The Once and Future Carpenter
Life
Originally posted Sep 05, 2012 Published in issue #1224-1225 Sep 21, 2012 Order article reprints
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