The Jayhawks are one of the most beloved alt-country bands, but their long-awaited reunion album doesn’t live up to the group’s best work.
Being a Jayhawks fan is maddening. When they were great, no one paid attention. “Blue” and “I’d Run Away” should have been colossal hits.
The Jayhawks have reissued two classic albums, one of them packaged with a second disc, the 18-track “Mystery Demos” that many diehard fans consider the holy grail of unreleased material.
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Rarely has a band labored so beautifully, and so importantly, for so little popular acclaim. During their 23 years together, the hitless Jayhawks slowly dribbled out one fine album after another, a few of them genuine classics, and all of them practically ignored — even by the people who bou…