http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/1d6273e7c912e85d893f5732472abefc9be658f6.jpg The Dreamer

Rhett Miller

The Dreamer

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June 5, 2012

There are flashier singer-songwriters than Rhett Miller. But are there better ones? On his fifth solo album, the alt-country stalwart delivers 13 sharp, shapely roots-rock songs, with flashes of surf rock and Brill Building pop surfacing amid the usual twang. As frontman of the Old 97's, Miller always sounded like an old soul; now, at 41, he wears his hard-won wisdom like a pair of old jeans.

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