Dave Alvin

Blue Blvd

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by Denise Sullivan

The only thing that mars this wonderful, rootsy singer/songwriter album is a heavy production hand and a drum sound attempting to give it a rock edge; consequently, some of the more beautiful songs like the title track suffer under the weight, but the final cut, "Dry River," is alone worth the price of the disc. Alvin's rock & roll pals come out to play -- Dwight Yoakam, David Hidalgo, saxophonist Lee Allen -- making the record essential for anyone interested in the state of California roots music in the early '90s.

blue highlight denotes track pick