Alternative Press - June 2002, pp.86-889 out of 10
- "...DIDN'T IT RAIN needs to be heard by anyone with a love for folk and country and the weird detours both have taken over the years."
Magnet - 6-7/02, p.106
"...This is another saga of failed relationships, existential angst and miserable people ready to exhale their last breaths. The music offers no reprieve..."
CMJ - 3/25/02, p.12
"...The songs are rich and sorrowful...but the subject matter is as modern as indie rock..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 5/02, p.102
"...Mesmeric in [its] stately extrapolation of gloom...There remains an abundance of cold comfort in these SONGS..."
NME (Magazine) - 8/10/02, p.348 out of 10
- "...A work of morose magnificence..."
Songs: Ohia includes: Jason Molina, Jennie Benford, Jim Krewson.
Recording information: Soundgun (2001).
Named after the gospel song most identified with Mahalia Jackson (but featuring a Molina original by that title instead), DIDN'T IT RAIN is Jason Molina's sixth album under the Songs: Ohia banner. Recorded with a three-person band featuring Jim Krewson and Jennie Benford from the alt-bluegrass group Jim and Jennie and the Pinetops, this leans to the acoustic, countrified side of Molina's musical personality than his electrified Neil Young and Crazy Horse tendencies.