Album: Mark Olson & Gary Louris, Ready for the Flood, (New West)

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In a perfect world, Louris and Olson would never make a record without each other.

Sadly, reality has dictated that this is the pair's first album together since the Jayhawks' 'Tomorrow the Green Grass' in 1995 and it's taken over a year for even this to find a release. Any initial disappointment (no kick-ass country-rock) is soon dispelled by the sheer magic that happens whenever Olson and Louris sing together. This is an album of sublime and subtle highs. It's great to have them back.

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