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Album Review: Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit - 'The Nashville Sound'

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m always amazed at the frequency by which Jason Isbell releases new music, every two years, a pace largely unheard of for an artist of his ilk and prestige who isn’t bound by the regimental restrictions of mainstream country music. 883 more words

Album Reviews

Album Review: Zac Brown Band - 'Welcome Home'

The Zac Brown Band, always eclectic, took that spirit rather too far in their last, terrible, album. Evidently chastened by fans’ lack of enthusiasm for their new direction, they have returned to more organic (though not necessarily paticularly country) sounds on their latest release, their first for Elektra. 572 more words

Album Reviews

Album Review: Chris Stapleton - 'From a Room: Volume 1'

Ever since he swept the 2015 CMA Award and his career-defining performance with Justin Timberlake at that show, Chris Stapleton has been regarded by many as the savior of country music, who will lift the genre out of its creative doldrums and set it back on a path towards traditionalism. 777 more words

Album Reviews

What Makes A Perfect Album? (Or Song?)

I’ve made my stance clear when it comes down to “grading” music – I don’t like it. Grades for me are ultimately meaningless, in essence being the true “box” we assign to music. 813 more words

Philosophy

Single Review: Zac Brown Band - 'My Old Man'

The Zac Brown Band have always maintained that they are not a strictly country band; however, they they have been one of the few (mostly) bright spots at country radio over the past decade.  289 more words

Single Reviews

Review - Wheeler Walker Jr.'s "Pussy King"

Every once in a while you get an artist who comes around and completely changes the game. The genre is never the same after their arrival. 270 more words

Reviews

Jason Isbell @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / January 9, 2017

Attending my first concert of 2017 was a challenge. The first and only e-mail warning about this special benefit show at the Franklin Theatre arrived in my inbox at 10am on a Friday with the short notice that tickets were going on sale at noon. 901 more words

Concert Reviews