My Morning Jacket became one of last year's biggest indie-rock success stories with Z, on which the Louisville quintet ditched its meandering, reverb-gobbed backwoods sound in favor of something both more epic and more focused that wedded classic rock to Radiohead sonics. Recorded live at the Fillmore in San Francisco last year, Okonokos swaggers along with lean guitars and big keyboards, cherry-picking tunes from MMJ's early records. Staples like the roadhouse boogie "Dancefloors" take on new exuberance now that their tunes are not drowning in murk, and cuts such as "One Big Holiday" just sound like prime Crazy Horse. Onward, gentle warriors.
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