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The Head and the Heart

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Cats and Dogs
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Coeur d'Alene
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Ghosts
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Down in the Valley
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Rivers and Roads
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Honey Come Home
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Lost in My Mind
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Winter Song
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Sounds Like Hallelujah
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Heaven Go Easy on Me
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 39:57

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beautiful!

lotus

this album really stands out in comparison to the many other bands currently exploring the same sort of rootsy folky sound. Down In The Valley and Lost In My Mind are favorites. the melodies are very well constructed and the piano kicks in at just the right times to ramp up the energy. highly recommended if you are already a fan of The Civil Wars, The Tallest Man On Earth, or Iron & WIne

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The best!

EMUSIC-0290F560

I absolutely love "The Head and the Heart!" I saw Iron & Wine live in SLC this year and their opener was The Head And The Heart. I instantly fell in love with them and felt my money was well spent alone on them. Seriously. If you like indie, chill, good hearted music you'll definitely enjoy their tunes!

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The best!

EMUSIC-0290F560

I absolutely love "The Head and the Heart!" I saw Iron & Wine live in SLC this year and their opener was The Head And The Heart. I instantly fell in love with them and felt my money was well spent alone on them. Seriously. If you like indie, chill, good hearted music you'll definitely enjoy their tunes!

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a new fan

Owl-Eye

I saw The Head and the Heart open for The Decemberists and they are great live. The entire album is a success in my opinion. I've listened to it beginning to end several times since downloading and have ended up liking it much more than expected.

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Record of the year

Phonograph

I know this came out in 2010 but it should be nominated for a record of the year in 2011. its great. Plain and simple. I've got my 4 and 6 yr olds singing along to these songs

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Ryan's Reviews

cevasupplier

7 out of 10. Looking forward to future albums.

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Really weak. Really.

rye.johnson

Of all of the albums I've downloaded, this one has the biggest disparity between its rating and my general enjoyment. Check the reviews of this album on other sites before you go any further.

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Better Live

Blue0asis57

I just saw them last night open for Iron&Wine and The Head and the Heart's energy live does not come through on the recorded album.

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Excellent

nebdar

one of the best albums I've found this year. Great songs, beautiful harmonies + creative arrangements. What else do you need?

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They Say All Music Guide

Less than two years after they first came together, the Head and the Heart have become one of the most popular bands in their hometown of Seattle, Washington, and a listen to their self-titled debut album makes it clear why: they’re very good, and almost startlingly accomplished for a handful of twenty-somethings who initially recorded and released this album on their own dime a year before it was given an expanded and refurbished re-release by Sub Pop. Vocalists, guitarists, and songwriters Josiah Johnson and Jonathan Russell provide the strongest draw on The Head and the Heart with their crisp but homey harmonies and melodies that find a middle ground between ‘70s folk-rock and British Invasion-era pop, and they get an invaluable assist from pianist Kenny Hensley, whose keyboard lines add plenty of tuneful energy to the performances. Charity Rose Thielen’s fiddle and vocals add warmth and texture to the music, and bassist Chris Zasche and drummer Tyler Williams are an ideal rhythm section for this band, solid and capable of adding color without muddying the details of the picture. The Head and the Heart play beautifully as an ensemble, and the push and pull of the dynamics sounds rich and satisfying, while the songs are smart as they are catchy, reflecting a lyrical maturity that suggests a post-millennial version of the Band or the Jayhawks. There are plenty of bands who literally spend a decade working up to an album as well-crafted, confident, and powerful as The Head and the Heart, and these folks managed to knock it out in a bit over a year; is they can make this particular bit of lightning strike twice, we may be looking at one of America’s best new bands. – Mark Deming

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