“Best Country Song About What Really Happens When You Get Drunk On Saturday Night: American Anodyne‘s “Call My Brother””
“American Anodyne: So You Want to Be A Bullfighter - Good old outlaw country that would make Waylon proud. American Anodyne announced themselves as a force to be reckoned with on their debut, perfectly balancing a handful of rousing juke joint rockers with the social commentary of a modern-day Woody Guthrie. Best song, “Call My Brother” or “El Dorado, Dark Blue.””
“It’s been a long time since we’ve heard a better working man’s party song than American Anodyne‘s “Call My Brother.””
“Suffice to say, American Anodyne is Essential Listening.”
“American Anodyne possess a rare degree of soul and storytelling in these dark, and depressive economic times. Great stuff. ”
"...we can sure ’nuff tell you what we hear in “Wilco Cyndi,” our Free MP3 of the Day from their album, So You Wanna Be A Bullfighter. How ’bout a voice that reminds us of Steve Earle, lyrics that remind us of Little Feat and a groove that would put Omar and the Howlers to shame. That there is a pretty fine recommendation…listen up and then go buy their whole damn record."
“American Anodyne are a country band, there’s no doubt. On their debut album, So, You Want To Be A Bullfighter, the Atlanta, GA-based band offer a primer on what real country music sounds like.”
"The Anniversary" counts as a great country song from a sad lady's perspective that stands as a fine piece of songwriting, and Thacker's emotive guitar solo is worth noting.
"Their songs are melodic and catchy and works well on an album, but sounds like they might work even better in the live context."
"Bastard Sons of the New Depression" operates as the centerpiece song on So, You Want To Be A Bullfighter. "I'm out of work/Out of luck/Uninsured/And I'm pretty much stuck" are the opening lines to this song. This composition captures the spirit of the world's 'New Depression'. This one hits home. I don't know one person who wouldn't like this tune. Every line is stone truth...