Here We Rest

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Here We Rest
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Studio album by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Released April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)
Genre Southern Rock, Alternative Country, Americana, Soul
Length 39:38
Label Lightning Rod Records
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit chronology
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
(2009)
Here We Rest
(2011)
Southeastern
(2013)

Here We Rest is American musician Jason Isbell's third album, and second with his band The 400 Unit. It was released April, 12, 2011.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars)[2]
Boston Phoenix 3.5/4 stars)[3]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10)[5]

The album received a Metacritic score of 76 based on 15 reviews, indicating generally favorable reviews.[1] Andrew Leahey of AllMusic found that the songs in the album had captured "archetypal characters that populate most struggling Southern towns" with a "sympathetic soundtrack of folk, country, and bar band rock & roll", one that is "bittersweet, but there’s an air of resilience".[2] Zeth Lundy of Boston Phoenix thought that Isbell had settled into his "comfortable post-Truckers solo-artist groove," and that his voice "is now smoother, older yet less weathered."[3] Nick Coleman of Independent on Sunday however felt that what kept the album from becoming an impressive album is "the slightness of [Isbell's] voice – and his band".[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Alabama Pines - 3:49
  2. Go It Alone - 4:27
  3. We've Met - 3:08
  4. Codeine - 5:36
  5. Stopping By - 4:09
  6. Daisy Mae - 2:53
  7. The Ballad of Nobeard - 0:27
  8. Never Could Believe - 4:06
  9. Heart on a String - 3:49
  10. Save It For Sunday - 3:49
  11. Tour of Duty - 3:29

"Go It Alone" was used in Sons Of Anarchy season four episode "Booster." "Alabama Pines" won Song of the Year at the 2012 Americana Music Awards.

Personnel[edit]

  • Jason Isbell - lead vocal, lead and rhythm guitars, piano, organ
  • Jimbo Hart - electric bass, upright bass, backup vocals
  • Browan Lollar - lead and rhythm guitar, backup vocals
  • Derry deBorja - piano, organ, accordion, backup vocals
  • Chad Gamble - drums, percussion, backup vocals

Special Guests

  • Abby Owens - harmony vocals
  • Amanda Shires - harmony vocals, fiddle

References[edit]

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