As mentioned in the 2006 Year In Review, Califone’s fifth album, Roots & Crowns, has become one of my favorite albums of 2006. My esteem and fondness for the LP grow with every listen — and possibly might have edged it’s way into my top twelve of ’06 if given another week of listening.
With it’s languid, kitchen sink blues sound running throughout, it’s an album experience in every sense of the word. What immediately comes to mind is a 21st century twisted and low key take on Exile On Main Street if recorded in a dingy Chicago basement instead of a French mansion by the sea.

MP3: Califone :: Orchids
MP3: Califone :: Pink & Sour
Amazon: Califone – Roots & Crowns

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