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More focused than War Elephant, Deer Tick's sophomore album, Born on Flag Day, is comprised of ten songs in the straight-up stylings of indie rock and Americana. Vocalist John Joseph McCauley III's singing is still raspy, like a down-home version of Axl Rose, but here, he and his crew flesh out their woodsy sensibilities with a larger scope. This more expansive take builds "Smith Hill" to higher heights with the inclusion of orchestral backing tracks and rounds out "Stung,"… read more



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  • in my opinion, absolutely THE BEST album of Deer Tick's! 'Song About a Man' never gets old.
  • Middle Brother made me revisit this, totally forgot about it's greatness.
  • wow, never thought that I could like another deer tick album as much as War Elephant
  • quite dylanish, but in a good way. takes a few listens, but it's worth it...
  • It is quite bland, but at least the band logo looks nice.
  • that's the most horrible cover art I've ever seen.
  • got this for free from an in-store play at B&N. hollllaaaa

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