Rhett Miller (album)

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Rhett Miller
RhettMilleralbum.jpg
Studio album by Rhett Miller
Released June 9, 2009
Genre Pop rock, adult alternative
Length 42:05
Label Shout! Factory
Producer Salim Nourallah
Rhett Miller chronology
The Believer
(2006)
Rhett Miller
(2009)
The Interpreter: Live at Largo
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk 73% link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
The A.V. Club B link
BBC Positive link
Billboard Positive link
Pitchfork Media 5.9/10 link
PopMatters 9/10 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars link
Spin Magazine 2.5/5 stars link

Rhett Miller is the eponymous album from Old 97's lead singer Rhett Miller. This is his fourth solo album, and first since his 2006 album The Believer. In a four-star review, Rolling Stone called the album Miller's "strongest set yet."[1]

Track listing[edit]

(All songs written by Rhett Miller, except where noted)

  1. "Nobody Says I Love You Anymore"
  2. "Like Love"
  3. "Caroline"
  4. "I Need to Know Where I Stand"
  5. "Happy Birthday Don't Die"
  6. "Bonfire"
  7. "Haphazardly"
  8. "If It's Not Love" (Miller, Matt Scannell)
  9. "Another Girlfriend"
  10. "Refusing Temptation"
  11. "Lashes"
  12. "Sometimes"

Dedication[edit]

The album is dedicated to Miller's grandmother, Narene Miller, who died shortly before the album's release. The album notes also contain reference to Miller's friend and writer, David Foster Wallace, who died several months before the release of the album.

Personnel[edit]

  • Rhett Miller – vocals, acoustic guitar, handclaps (4), electric guitar (5), group vocal (9)
  • John Dufilho – drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), tambourine (3, 5, 11), shaker (3, 5), kick drum (6), group vocal (9), mouth percussion (11)
  • Jon Brion – bass (1), electric guitar (3, 9)
  • Billy Harvey – electric guitar, piano (2), twelve-string acoustic (4), acoustic guitar (10, 11), bass (11)
  • Rip Rowan – piano (1), tambourine (2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11), wurlitzer (3), shaker (4), handclaps (4), organ (7), lap percussion (8), mellotron (9), group vocal (9), mouth percussion (11)
  • Salim Nourallah – background vocals (1, 4, 11), bass (2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10), electric guitar (2, 5), piano (2), twelve-string acoustic (3), organ (6, 8), acoustic guitar (6, 11), finger tap (12), tambourine (12)
  • Paul Averitt – background vocals (1-5, 7-12), twelve-string electric (8, 11), tambourine (10)
  • Jason Garner – bass (3)
  • Gavin Nourallah – raygun (5)
  • Kristy Kruger – background vocals (10)
  • John Lefler – B4 organ (10), sampletron (12)
  • Jason Janik – Photography
  • Aimee Macauley – Package Design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hermes, Will. "Rhett Miller: Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 Jan 2010.