Boomkat Product Review:
Doug Paisley's first (and eponymous) album was filled with classic folk and country songwriting, and this follow-up (also on No Quarter) builds on the strength of that set with a collection of songs that's already gaining comparisons to The Band and Neil Young circa After The Goldrush. There's nothing forced or fake about Paisley's music, he's just a timeless Americana artist (who, like Neil Young before him, happens to be Canadian) with a firm grasp on his craft. Paisley's assembled a band for these recordings, though the addition of occasional organs, drums and extra guitars never detracts from the essence of Paisley's acoustically-geared songs. Leslie Feist helps out with backing vocals on a couple of tracks, putting in a great performance during the Bonnie 'Prince' Billy-esque 'Don't Make Me Wait' - one of the album's standout moments.