It Still Moves is the third album by the rockbandMy Morning Jacket. The album garnered positive reviews and is often considered the band's best work alongside Z. The song "Run Thru" is included in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitar Songs". The album also marks the first appearance of drummer Patrick Hallahan.
The album cover and art work for It Still Moves shows one of the giant stuffed bears that are always displayed on stage when the band performs live. Drummer Patrick Hallahan told Rolling Stone magazine that "[the bears are] our spirit animal guides. They make sure we're going in the right direction."
Allmusic: "My Morning Jacket may be a journey through the past, but it's also a solid step into something rock & roll has been missing...melody, extremely catchy and well-written songs... and a love of the great pop continuum that translates into something new." Grade: 4/5
Pitchfork Media:"It Still Moves...[is] an album by turns beautiful and possessed, by others raucous and fiery. My Morning Jacket have made the move to the bigs in tremendous style...[the album's length, its one major flaw] is a small concern considering the riches that await inside." Grade: 8.3/10
Spin Magazine: "This time, the band lug the still-smoking amps from their lightning-strike live show into the studio and let the noise chase the midnite vultures away." Grade: 9.1/10
Robert Christgau: "...and I guess his (Jim James's) boys are trickier than Crazy Horse, just not in any way you haven't heard before. Then there's his filtered drawl, his straitened tune sense, his lyrics you feel cheated straining for, his 12 songs in 72 minutes." Grade: C
The album currently has a score of 83 at critic aggregator site Metacritic.
^Rolling Stone - The Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time at the Wayback Machine (archived May 30, 2008). Retrieved 2011-01-24. "Jim James and Johnny Quaid played the swaggering guitars on this Southern Gothic rave-up, with Skynyrd's heft and early Sabbath's slow-motion pace. And Two-Tone Tommy's thumping bass riff proved guitars don't get all the best licks. And when Carl Broemel replaced Quaid in 2004, 'Run Thru' got heavier live — like 'Free Bird' and 'Kashmir' combined."