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Augie March apparently took the Australian music industry by surprise when they won album of the year and I'm not sure the album manages sustained excellence so much as a couple real high points and intermittent neat turns of phrase. But just give a listen to its signature song, One Crowded Hour, and it's hard to imagine any band recorded a better one.

I don't know about you, but it reminds me an awful lot of Jeff Buckley. No small compliment.


Grade: (B+)


See also:

    -BAND SITE: Augie March
    -MYSPACE: Augie March
    -WIKIPEDIA: Augie March
    -AUDIO: Augie March performs in the Current studio (Steve Seel, September 27, 2007, Minnesota Public Radio: The Current)
    -INTERVIEW: Augie March: Wry, Winsome Pop: Hear an Interview and In-Studio Performance (David Dye , August 15, 2007, NPR: World Cafe)
    -AWARD: Best album of the year (Noel Mengel, September 14, 2006 , Courier Mail)
    -REVIEW: of Augie March: Moo, You Bloody Choir (Dan Raper, PopMatters)
    -REVIEW: of Moo (Jeff Swindoll, Monsters & Critics)
    -REVIEW: of Augie March: Moo, You Bloody Choir (Jeff Tangari, Pitchfork)
    -REVIEW: of Moo (Derek Miller, Stylus)
    -REVIEW: of Augie March: Strange Bird (Zeth Lundy, PopMatters)