Shovels & Rope – Busted Jukebox Volume 1

Full disclosure: Shovels & Rope is one of my favorite bands of all time.  Their sound is hard to describe, but I’m going to try…….

They’re bluesy Americana indie country rock.  Does that make sense?
  
This is an album of collaborations where Shovels & Rope and guests put a different spin on some of their favorite songs.

They take on Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Kinks, and more.
  

Busted Jukebox Volume 1 is indie without being pretentious and Americana without being hipster.

This album is very accessible to casual listeners.  It is full of songs that you’ve probably heard or at least heard of, but they are covered in a manner that keeps their integrity.  
  

My favorite track is hard to pick because I love guests Butch Walker and Caroline Rose, the cover of Nothing Takes The Place Of You is beautiful, but Shovels & Rope with The Milk Carton Kids covering Patience by Guns N’ Roses is just fantastic.  

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