Showing posts with label Best of 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Best of 2019. Show all posts

Dec 13, 2019

Best Songs of 2019 Spotlight / Vandoliers / "16 Years"

From the “Songs of the Year Dept.” Jason Hawk Harris


By Kevin Broughton

Jason Hawk Harris, “Grandfather”




From his Bloodshot Records* debut, Love and The Dark, a heavenly ode full of honest questions from Jason Hawk Harris. The studio version is grand and sweeping, but we choose an acoustic take here to demonstrate why he’s one of two folks in our top 10 with Isbell-esque chops and potential.

And if we did a top 10 for songwriting, he’d be the all-around champ.




Dec 12, 2019

Best Songs of 2019 Spotlight / Reba / "No U In Oklahoma"

This is the only video I could find of this song (but it sounds pretty good). Please stop recording vertically, people.

Dec 10, 2019

10 Worst Country Songs of 2019

10 Worst Country* Songs of 2019
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1. Mitchell Tenpenny - Alcohol You Later
A heaving lump of R&B lite douchebaggery wrapped around a cliché of a hook.

2. Blake Shelton ft/Trace Adkins - Hell Right
Lame bro-country redux from the try-hard stepdad of mainstream country and his drunken uncle.

3. Luke Bryan - Knockin’ Boots
A cheesy come-on with stolen 90s slang. Cringe.

4. Avenue Beat - Delight
If they’re the future, I’m a proud boomer.

5. Florida-Georgia Line - Swerve
Not a single, yet, thankfully. As bad as anything they’ve done before, and that’s of course a deep well.

6. Mitchell Tenpenny ft/Seaforth - Anything She Says
Ugh. Mitchell Tenpenny has usurped Kane Brown as the artist whose voice makes me most quickly change the station.

7. Chris Lane - I Don’t Know About You
I don't know why you're still here.

8. Sam Hunt - Kinfolks
Not nearly as bad as driving the wrong way while drunk, but an affront to the senses to be sure. Please leave again.

9. Dustin Lynch - Ridin’ Roads
Dustin doubles down on his shallowness. His looks and willingness to blend into the sonic wallpaper are his only selling points now.

10. Brantley Gilbert - Fire’t Up
Brantley done fire’t up the wayback machine to 2013. His NFL performance was bad enough to trend on Twitter, and the studio version is only better in the way that getting punched in the stomach is better than getting punched in the face. 



*country = released into the country genre

Oct 7, 2019

Top Albums of 2019: 3/4 Report


This is the last list before the year-ender, which will be voted on by all Farce the Music contributors. These are only Trailer's selections.
Note: A few recent releases like Kelsey Waldon, Billy Strings, etc. have not yet had enough spins to make the list, but likely would have in time.
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1. Vandoliers - Forever

2. Molly Tuttle - When You’re Ready
3. Baroness - Gold & Grey
4. Black Pumas -s/t
5. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana
6. The Highwomen - s/t
7. Mike & The Moonpies - Cheap Silver & Solid Country Gold
8. Ian Noe - Between the Country
9. Whiskey Myers - s/t
10. Caroline Spence - Mint Condition
11. Tyler Childers - Country Squire
12. Dalton Domino - Songs from the Exile
13. Drivin N Cryin - Live the Love Beautiful
14. Tyler Ramsey - For the Morning
15. Austin Meade - Waves
16. Lillie Mae - Other Girls
17. Dee White - Southern Gentleman
18. Kalyn Fay - Good Company
19. Charles Wesley Godwin - Seneca
20. Charley Crockett - The Valley
21. Shane Smith & The Saints - Hail Mary
22. Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth
23. Vince Gill - Okie
24. Emily Scott Robinson - Traveling Mercies
25. Sturgill Simpson - Sound & Fury
26. Joshua Ray Walker - Wish You Were Here
27. Jason Hawk Harris - Love and the Dark
28. Yola - Walk Through Fire
29. Jon Pardi - Heartache Medication
30. Tanya Tucker - While I’m Livin’

Jun 28, 2019

Top 25 Albums of 2019: 1st Half Report


This is Trailer’s top 25. The year-end list will be a collaborative effort from FTM contributors.


1. Vandoliers - Forever

2. Ian Noe - Between the Country

3. Molly Tuttle - When You’re Ready

4. Tyler Ramsey - For the Morning

5. Baroness - Gold and Grey

6. Austin Meade - Waves

7. Caroline Spence - Mint Condition

8. Dee White - Southern Gentleman

9. Charles Wesley Godwin - Seneca

10. Kalyn Fay - Good Company

11. Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth

12. Joshua Ray Walker - Wish You Were Here

13. Emily Scott Robinson - Traveling Mercies

14. Yola - Walk Through Fire

14. Flatland Cavalry - Homeland Insecurity

16. Randy Rogers Band - Hellbent

17. Jenny Lewis - On the Line

18. Rod Melancon - Pinkville

19. Mary Bragg - Violets as Camouflage

20. Quaker City Night Hawks - QCNH

21. George Strait - Honky Tonk Time Machine

22. Karly Driftwood - Too Mean to Die

23. Jade Bird - s/t

24. Randy Houser - Magnolia

25. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

Jun 21, 2019

Farce the Music's Top 20 Songs of 2019: 1st Half Report


Here are Trailer’s Top 20 Songs of 2019 so far. No rankings (till the end of the year). No summaries or explanations. Just know they’re good and give ‘em a listen!
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Sturgill Simpson - The Dead Don’t Die


Liz Brasher - Blood of the Lamb


Molly Tuttle - Don’t Let Go


Kylie Rae Harris - Twenty Years From Now


Tyler Ramsey - Evening Country


The Lowdown Drifters - Black Hat


Reba McEntire - No U In Oklahoma



Dee White - Tell the World I Do


Kalyn Fay - Good Company



Apr 9, 2019

Top Albums of 2019 - First Quarter Report



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1. Vandoliers - Forever

2. Charles Wesley Godwin - Seneca

3. Joshua Ray Walker - Wish You Were Here

4. Molly Tuttle - When You’re Ready

5. Austin Meade - Waves

6. Kalyn Fay - Good Company

7. Dee White - Southern Gentleman

8. Jenny Lewis - On the Line

9. Yola - Walk Through Fire

10. Flatland Cavalry - Homeland Insecurity

11. Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man

12. Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth

13. Mary Bragg - Violets as Camouflage

14. Rod Melancon - Pinkville

15. Quaker City Night Hawks - QCNH

16. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

17. George Strait - Honky Tonk Time Machine

18. Hayes Carll - What It Is

19. Karly Driftwood - Too Mean to Die

20. Jimbo Mathus - Incinerator

21. Liz Brasher - Painted Image

22. Charlie Shafter - When I Was Yours and You Were Mine

23. Randy Houser - Magnolia

24. The Steel Woods - Old News

25. Rob Baird - After All

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*there are a few recent and forthcoming albums I haven't listened to enough to rank yet

**this is just Trailer's top 25 - year end list will include all FTM contributors

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