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4.02 | 4 ratings | 2 reviews | 50% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bounty Hunter 1853 (4:33)
2. Disaster Of The Week (7:06)
3. Broadside (3:46)
4. Childhood Sun (5:17)
5. Night Smoker (10:03)
6. Glass Eye (5:06)
7. Moonsick (5:42)
8. Coyote Eyes (4:11)
9. Ghost Heavy Days (6:49)
10. El Indio (3:44)
11. Seconds Before Dawn (2:36)
12. Silver Or Lead (4:07)
13. Wheatfield With Crows (2:42)

Total time 65:42

Line-up / Musicians

- Jeffery Ellsworth / guitar
- Ben Matthews / guitar, harmonica
- Jim Nemeth / bass
- Dennis Kern / drums

- Mike Rhoades / vocals (3)
- Eric Hoegemeyer / piano (4,9,12)

Releases information

Artwork: Ben Matthews (photo)

CD Relapse Records ‎- RR7113 (2010, US)

2xLP Relapse Records ‎- RR7113 (2010, US)

FLAC download - (2010)

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BROUGHTON'S RULES Bounty Hunter 1853 ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
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BROUGHTON'S RULES Bounty Hunter 1853 reviews

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Review by LearsFool
COLLABORATOR Post/Math Rock Team
5 stars For their first effort, BR had more of a mix of Don Caballero's math rock into the band's newfound love of post. The title track and opener is some of the best math of its year, for one. Immediately after, with "Disaster of The Week", we lean heavily on post. The album proceeds as such, a math track and then a post track. "Childhood Sun" is another stick out track, with its use of electronics as the driving beat in a post track. Nothing long, but still excellent. Ellsworth and Matthews play guitar as wonderfully as ever in both styles, and original drummer Kearn does as well as later drummer Doyle in supporting the music. A masterpiece right out of the gate for Pittsburgh's post math champions, this and all their albums are unique and enjoyable.
Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars "Bounty Hunter 1853" is the debut full-length studio album by US, Pittsburgh based post rock act Broughton´s Rules. The album was released through Relapse Records in November 2010. Broughton´s Rules features ex-members of Don Caballero and Blunderbuss.

The music on the album is predominantly guitar driven instrumental post rock (Mogwai are no strangers to Broughton´s Rules). There are sporadic vocals on some tracks ("Broadside" is an example of that), but they are sparse. It´s audible that Broughton´s Rules are skilled musicians and they deliver their music with a nice organic touch which is further enhanced by the warm and organic sounding production. While the tracks feature recognisable parts which are repeated more than once during their playing time, the material are generally more intriguingly structured than the tried and true vers/chorus formula.

upon conclusion "Bounty Hunter 1853" is not exactly a revelation of the post rock style, but it´s overall a very enjoyable release of good quality in both songwriting, sound production, and musicianship. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

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