O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2014) The accompanying disc to the new Coen brothers picture is a who's who of today's traditionalists, including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, bluesman Chris… Various Artists Blues Country Folk Soundtracks
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2014)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genres: Blues, Country, Folk, Soundtracks

The accompanying disc to the new Coen brothers picture is a who's who of today's traditionalists, including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, bluesman Chris Thomas King, and Norman Blake -- whose austere take on ''You Are My Sunshine'' steals the show. Brother beautifully re-creates the sounds of the Depression-era Deep South and, as an album, easily stands on its own. Ironically, only as a supporting project would something this resolutely noncommercial get major-label backing.

Originally posted Jan 05, 2001 Published in issue #576 Jan 05, 2001 Order article reprints