The Avett Brothers

"Magpie and the Dandelion"

Producer: Rick Rubin

Label: American/Universal

Release Date: Oct. 15

If the Avetts' last two albums steered them closer to the rock'n'roll byways, these 11 songs return the troup to its acoustic front-porch roots. Seth Avett takes the spotlight on the live "Souls Like Wheels," while "Vanity" and "The Clearness Is Gone" are dramatic exceptions amid quieter and more down-home surroundings. -Gary Graff





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