It is folk music without being too folk-y; it is country without being too country-y; it is bluegrass without being too blue-y.
This record sounds like The Runaways asked Duran Duran, Heart, and the Eurythmics to help them make an album produced by Cyndi Lauper.
If you are a fan of country music at all do yourself a favor and pick up this album. It is a great bridge to the origins of the modern outlaw/alternative country moment.
Jack White is single-handily thrusting rock music into the future with Boarding House Reach.
Terraplane is the kind of record you put on the turntable to impress people in the know or in the music industry.
It has flares of singer-songwriter simplicity and the lo-fi sound of indie rock packaged inside a full and highly polished production
Sing out “Hail Satan!” and frighten your neighbors.
Stevens’ voice is fantastic when he actually sings, but most of this record is speak-singing and I am convinced that he is a damn genius.
Jason James is the Stars & Stripes cola of country music
This record honestly feels like a group of Disney-style pirates learned to play rock guitars and write songs about their sailings on the salty seas
Trinity Lane is like a thousand paper cuts leaving you in emotional agony.
Who doesn’t want a record from America’s favorite principal?
There is a depth and fullness to this record that is absolutely stunning
Wrangled is pure two-stepping, Nudie suit wearing country music…with short flashes of punk rock attitude and feminist badassery.
Jack Johnson makes chill beach-y hippie music and he is absolutely amazing at it.