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Over the Rhine - The Long Surrender (Jan. 2011)


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#61 Josh Hurst

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:25 PM

All Music's review, by Rick Anderson.

Drat. I was hoping they'd give this one to Thom Jurek.


I sort of doubt they would have gotten a favorable review from that dude. Just a hunch, though!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:03 AM

I don't think OTR have ever surpassed the opening trilogy of 'Til We See Faces, Patience and Eve. Although Ohio had some classic moments. Just find the more stripped back approach less interesting. That voice still haunts but there are no songs that would so far appear in my fav moments of this band career. Sorry!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:22 PM

I don't think OTR have ever surpassed the opening trilogy of 'Til We See Faces, Patience and Eve. Although Ohio had some classic moments. Just find the more stripped back approach less interesting. That voice still haunts but there are no songs that would so far appear in my fav moments of this band career. Sorry!

I don't have their debut album but I find myself more oriented towards Good Dog Bad Dog and Ohio more than anything else. I always though it was odd (but interesting!) that OTR worked with Gene Eugene on Eve. I rarely listen to the early albums though.

#64 Overstreet

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:31 PM

Well, here's a comparison I've haven't run across before:

I think Over the Rhine is basically the Pixar of music. They have a hard time releasing anything short of excellent.



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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:45 PM


All Music's review, by Rick Anderson.

Drat. I was hoping they'd give this one to Thom Jurek.


I sort of doubt they would have gotten a favorable review from that dude. Just a hunch, though!


Your hunch was correct- Josh.

#66 Peter T Chattaway

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:13 PM

So which album is OtR's Cars? :)

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:04 PM

(This has nothing to do with The Long Surrender but I wasn't sure it warranted a separate thread)

"All I Need Is Everything" has long been one of my favourite OtR songs but I've never quite understood the title or the chorus. Listening to it today, I thought about the lyrics: "no hand writing on the wall / just the voice that's in us all". Does "all I need is everything" refer to people needing some hard, physical, evident "proof" of God? The lyrics I quoted seem to indicate that we know there is something "supernatural/spiritual/deeper" that we know of but just cannot touch. Also, does the lyric "it's not as if it is a matter of will" refer to predestination or something?

I know this is dredging up a song that's what...15 years old? But SongMeanings.com is a very slow, inactive site and this forum would probably provide faster and better feedback.

#68 Tyler

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 03:17 PM

OtR on NPR's World Cafe.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:18 PM

The AV Club on the upcoming fall tour.

#70 Darren H

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

I've tried many times over the years to love Over the Rhine as much as many of you do, but it's just never worked. Until now. I've found a song by them I can totally get behind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZWoxVr05mk

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