Review of The Avett Brothers – Magpie & The Dandelion (Universal Music Canada)

Avett BrothersRecorded at the same time as their 2012 record The Carpenter, my initial worry about the latest long player from the Avett Brothers was that the record would play out like a collection of discarded songs. The 11 songs that comprise the album are in fact just as strong if not stronger as some of the best material from The Carpenter.  Magpie… effortlessly flows from one track to the next, owing a debt to their influences while proudly showcasing the group’s knack for instantly memorable roots-infused melodies. Score another hit for The Avett Brothers.