22 January 2008

My Morning Jacket
Jim James and Patrick Hallahan
7.9 and 6.1

The hair of Jim James and Patrick Hallahan is not just some expression. It's an extension of their collective musical being. The frenetic performances of My Morning Jacket would be demanding to mere naked-faced mortals. But beards with this kind of power allow the rawk to bleed from screaming guitars and pounded-raw drum skins on a nightly basis.

Although furious on stage, these beards become placid and clement in more natural surroundings. We're talking real live Muppets. It's noteworthy that these sporty hair stalactites hail from Louisville, Kentucky, a relative haven for great facial hair.