Sep 17, 2013

New Music Out Today

I hope to review this one, but if I don't get around to it, just know that it's excellent. 
Laid-back, groovy, southern folk-rocking goodness. It currently resides inside my top 5 for the year.
RIYL: Wilco, The Band, Govt Mule, North MS Allstars, Reckless Kelly.

This is a strong collection that defies the general assumption that tribute albums suck. There's not a weak song in the bunch, and the cuts I like most are from the artists I'm least familiar with. JD McPherson's soulful cover of "Why Lady Why" is my favorite at the moment, but Bob Schneider and Texas Bluegrass Massacre's cool take on "Lady Down on Love" is a close second. There are also big name Americana/Alt-country artists like Jason Isbell, Lucero and Turnpike Troubadours in the mix, so really, there's something for everybody who's a frequent FTM reader.
RIYL: Alabama or any of the artists on the tribute, obviously.

The under-appreciated Godfather of swamp-soul has still got it.
RIYL: Otis Redding, Ry Cooder, North MS Allstars, Guy Clark, Mavis Staples.

1 comment:

  1. Trailer, I wasn't near as impressed with the Alabama tribute as I thought I would be. You and I are often in sync with our thoughts on stuff, but this time on complete opposite ends. I found the only ones I really liked where by the artists I was familiar with. The one that really did nothing for me was "I'm In A Hurry." I understand not wanting to make a cover that sounds almost exactly like the original, but this one just sucked the life out of what the song has been IMO.



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