Nickel Creek - This Side (CD 2002; Country, Bluegrass) Mint Used
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Artist: Nickel Creek
Release Date: Aug 13, 2002
Record Label: Sugar Hill Records
Album Type: Full-Length CD
Additional Information about This Side
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1. Smoothie Song
2. Spit On A Stranger
4. Hanging By A Thread
5. I 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
13. Brand New Sidewalk
Contributing artists: Edgar Meyer
Producer: Alison Krauss
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
Nickel Creek: Chris Thile (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin); Sean Watkins (vocals, guitar); Sara Watkins (vocals, fiddle, strings).
Additional personnel: Byron House (acoustic bass); Edgar Meyer (arco bass).
Recorded at Emerald Sound, Seventeen Grand, The Brown Cloud Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
THIS SIDE won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
"Smoothie Song" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
When they first made their nationwide splash with their 2000 debut album, teen bluegrass group Nickel Creek were one of the biggest mainstream crossovers since their producer/mentor Alison Krauss, successfully modernizing their tradition-conscious genre. The follow-up THIS SIDE finds the trio largely moving away from bluegrass altogether, though retaining the same spare acoustic instrumentation. A straight-ahead cover of alt-rock legends Pavement's "Spit on a Stranger" offers the first clue that this isn't exactly Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys. Nickel Creek doesn't need to look to outside material for genre exploration, though. "Green and Gray" seems to bear a debt to the Dave Matthews Band (or at least John Mayer), while "Should've Known Better" is in a hip-hop-inflected R&B mode, and the title track could be a gentler moment from the archives of Tonic or Third Eye Blind. There are a few tracks sprinkled throughout the album that nod to the band's beginnings, and in these (particularly the evocative version of the traditional "House Carpenter" and the sprightly instrumental opener "Smoothie Song") a possible future for bluegrass may be glimpsed.
...A thoughtful attempt to turn away from tradition - to make nothing less than a bluegrass art record... - Rating: B
Entertainment Weekly (08/23/2002)
3 stars out of 5 - ...Gloriously unaffected....THIS SIDE expands on their intricate acoustic shanties by occasionally plugging in the amps and stretching bluegrass, indie and folk over a thrillingly realized canvas...
...Thirteen tracks, lucky for all who get to listen...
3 stars out of 5 - ...The playing here is spot on, the arrangements and harmonies inventive...
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