Just Another Sister Hazel Release
Prior to this, their sixth studio album, modern folk-rock group, Sister Hazel, hit their highs with motion picture soundtrack hits such as "Hard to Say", "Change Your Mind" and the poignant "Your Winter". The band, held together by the threading of guitar to Ken Block's loyal vocals, always seems to pull through in one way or another, giving them reason to hold at least radio creditability for the past ten-plus years. But let's fast forward through any more pleasantries about the lasting value of a decent band; Absolutely takes a tidy seat next to every other album Sister Hazel has ever released. There's not too much to say about the album. Sister Hazel fans will love it. Variation is a no-show, but, after five similar albums that work, should a band confidently take a chance and step outside the box, when there's no real reason for them to (aside from the advancement of music)?
Absolutely's highs include the opener, "Shame", and the slow, charming "Everything Else Disappears". Not including the weak "Meet Me in the Memory", the album proves catchy and likable, especially for fans of the band's genre. Absolutely is just another Sister Hazel CD, that's all there is to it.