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  Sugar Hill Records -
  Nickel Creek: This Side
  "This Side"

Nickel Creek
Track listing:
  1. Smoothie Song
2. Spit on a Stranger
3. Speak
4. Hanging by a Thread
5. Should've Known Better
6. This Side
7. Green and Gray
8. Seven Wonders
9. House Carpenter
10. Beauty and the Mess
11. Sabra Girl
12 .Young
13. Brand New Sidewalk
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Reviews: 3

Review by Mahugh September 16, 2004 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
There is no doubt this is a quality recording, but as for the actual music, I have a problem classifying it as bluegrass or even contemporary bluegrass. The style is unique and a few of the selections are very different. I have the 'Nickel Creek' album and really enjoy it, but I do not enjoy this album as much because it has such a unique style. The musicians are definitely talented, and the quality of recording is excellent, but they diverted from bluegrass for this album. I would be more inclined to say if you are expecting bluegrass when you buy this album, then you'll be disappointed. If you are wanting a mix of new age with modern country with bluegrass, they you might like this album. End recommendation ... find a place on the Internet where you can listen to samples before you buy this one: it is that unique.

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Review by Tube Man April 19, 2005 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Persoanlly, I really appreciate the unique style of this group and enjoy this album very much. However, I think the vocals should have been mixed a little differently from a sonic perspective. Somewhere around 7-10 kHz there is an abrasive edge. You can hear it strongly in the vocals when "S" sounds are made. And, as much as I like the music and the lyrics, it hurts my ears to listen for extended periods of time because of this high frequency edge. I have not experienced such a pronounced high-frequency edge in any of my other SACDs.

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Review by Tom June 25, 2003
Performance:   Sonics: lists this album as bluegrass. I wasn't sure what is was. It's probably best classified as contemporary bluegrass.

The performers are very, very young. Maybe, I'm getting old. Maybe both.

I like the music and quality of the sonics, but view the vocals as only OK. I rate the music produced by the instruments a 4.0, Vocals a 3, and Sonics a 5.0. rates this as 4.5.

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