The Civil Wars were on every radio for while there around 2010, and I liked it when they were; a refreshing break from electric noise (hey, I like electric noise, but still) and especially from synthetically-constructed pop sugar-candy. Barton Hollow is definitely my fave track, and I can’t imagine anyone not liking it.
I have Barton Hollow the album, and it’s mostly very good. Interestingly, the title track has a noticeably different sound; a little grittier, a little less pure, a little friction in the arrangement. I initially thought that the production quality wasn’t up to the standards of the rest of the record. But over time I came to like it just the way it was.
I guess it’s sad that the Civil Wars broke up, but everything dies and they burned very bright before they did.