Showing posts with label Gabe Lee. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gabe Lee. Show all posts

Feb 22, 2024

Wrasslin' Country Reaction Gifs #79

When the DJ you hired for the reception asks if he can play a Dan + Shay song

When your friends gather around you the day after you got so drunk you streaked at the Vandoliers concert

When you can tell the college kid beside you at the Gabe Lee show is going to talk the whole time

When somebody plays "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me" at any rural Mississippi bar

When your son calls what he's wearing an outfit

Country or western?

When you thought Wallen was a good ol' boy
but now he's collaboratin' with a bunch of rappers

When you find out your friend liked the last Chicks album

When the band has a bunch of false endings on the song

When it's 1992 and you're about to wow the crowd with "Achy Breaky Heart" and some other songs they don't know

When you said you'd review a local country artist's album and 10 seconds in, you're thinking of how to ghost him

When you ask the bro next door to please turn down the Aldean music

Jan 3, 2024

Farce the Music's 30 Favorite Albums of 2023


1. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Weathervanes

I haven’t “loved” a Jason Isbell album since Southeastern, and didn’t really expect to feel that way about one again. Sure, almost everything he and the group have released has been critically beloved and well executed, it just hasn't affected me the same. That said, I love Weathervanes. Everything feels more natural and unforced than the previous few records; right in the pocket you might say. Every song has its own personality, yet fits right into place in the collection. The highs are stratospheric, and the lows aren’t lows - just letting off the gas a little. For the politically sensitive, any supposed ideologies only color the stories this time. There’s no telling, just showing - and that’s always hit me a lot harder than any expression of opinions could ever do. Weathervanes is damn near perfect, and for me, a welcome “comeback.” Favorite tracks: King of Oklahoma, Cast Iron Skillet, When We Were Close, Miles. 

2. Lucero - Should’ve Learned by Now

3. William Prince - Stand in the Joy

4. Gabe Lee - Drink the River

5. Deer Tick - Emotional Contracts

6. Bully - Lucky for You

7. Ruston Kelly - The Weakness

8. Charles Wesley Godwin - Family Ties

9. Margo Cilker - Valley of Heart’s Delight

10. Pony Bradshaw - North Georgia Rounder

11. Lori McKenna - 1988

12. JD Clayton - Long Way From Home

13. Turnpike Troubadours - A Cat in the Rain

14. Whitney Rose - Rosie

15. Drayton Farley - Twenty on High

16. Amanda Fields - What, When and Without

17. Willie Tea Taylor - The Great Western Hangover

18. The Steel Woods - On Your Time

19. The War & Treaty - Lover’s Game

20. Jason Hawk Harris - Thin Places

21. Brent Cobb - Southern Star

22. Sundy Best - Feel Good Country

23. Brit Taylor - Kentucky Blue

24. Jake Stringer - Just Happy to Be Here

25. Shaker Hymns - The Highway & The Boulevard

26. Brennen Leigh - Ain’t Through Honky Tonkin’ Yet

27. Jeffrey Martin - Thank God We Left the Garden

28. Colby Acuff - Western White Pines

29. Colter Wall - Little Songs

30. Jaime Wyatt - Feel Good

Tied for #31

 Joe Stamm Band - Wild Man, Muscadine Bloodline - Teenage Dixie, Will Johnson - No Ordinary Crown, Ritch Henderson - Fallacies & Four-Letter Words, Treaty Oak Revival - Have a Nice Day, Joy Oladukun - Proof of Life, The Wilder Blue - Super Natural, Country Westerns - Forgive the City, Vincent Neil Emerson - The Golden Crystal Kingdom, Bella White - Among Other Things, Low Water Bridge Band - Back to the Valley, John R. Miller - Heat Comes Down, Nicholas Jamerson - Peace Mountain, Meg McRee - Is It Just Me?, Jake Worthington - s/t, Jason Eady - Mississippi, Jamie Harris - Boomerang Town, Tyler Childers - Rustin’ in the Rain, The Band of Heathens - Simple Things, Killer Mike - Michael, Metallica - 72 Seasons, Lance Roark - Better Man, Van Plating - Orange Blossom Child, Slaid Cleaves - Together Through the Dark, Brandy Clark - s/t, John Baumann - Border Radio, Ashley McBryde - The Devil I Know, Mason and the Gin Line - Sangre,  The Pandhandlers - Tough Country, Dallas Moore - No God in Juarez, Del Barber - Almanac, Summer Dean - The Biggest Life, Marty Stuart - Altitude, Erin Enderlin - Bar Room Mirrors, Margo Price - Strays, Zach Bryan - s/t, Will Payne Harrison - Tioga Titan, Jessye DeSilva - Renovations, Channing Wilson - Dead Man, White Reaper - Asking for a Ride, and like 20 other albums.

Dec 21, 2023

Farce the Music's 40 Favorite Songs of 2023


1. Lucero “Macon if We Make It”
I’d never call it a comeback, but Lucero’s last album, When You Found Me, was very disappointing for this hardcore fan. The exploration of classic and somewhat progressive rock left me flat - I don’t blame them or slight them for following their artistic leanings anywhere they want to go - it just wasn’t for me. The new record, Should’ve Learned by Now, is an absolute return to form. My favorite song of the year, “Macon if We Make It” is a rip-roaring, country-tinted heartland rocker of an anthem I can’t wait to sing along with at shows. If this was a best lyrics list, this song would not be here, but sometimes it’s about what you do with them, and Lucero gave us their heart and soul and made it catchy as hell.

2. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit “King of Oklahoma”
What more can be said about this one? Everybody has their own thoughts on Isbell and his music, and to be honest, I was of the thinking that he’d never make another album I thought was a masterpiece. I was wrong. Weathervanes is amazing, and “King of Oklahoma” rides a bullet into the stratosphere of Isbell/Unit classics. Conversational, timely, and dropping in a smidgen of dark humor, “KOH” will be on the setlist for years to come.

3. William Prince “Tanqueray”
The dude with the smoothest vocals in Americana/Canadiacana? music nailed his 2023 album, and this tune fought off “Easier and Harder” and “When You Miss Someone” to be crowned as my favorite.

4. Joe Stamm Band “Dollar General Sign”

5. Bella White “Marilyn”

6. St. Paul & The Broken Bones “Magnolia”
If you don’t like this song, you should try sex.

7. Cory Branan “Gatlinburg” (song starts at 1:20)

8. Gabe Lee “Merigold”

9. Charles Wesley Godwin “Family Ties”

10. Lydia Loveless “Summerlong”

12. Turnpike Troubadours “The Rut”

13. Deer Tick “The Real Thing”

15. Chris Stapleton “The Bottom”

16. Metallica “You Must Burn!”

18. Caitlyn Smith “High”

19. Zach Bryan, Maggie Rogers “Dawns”

20. Lori McKenna “Happy Children”

Next 20 (Unranked)

Jake Worthington “Closing Time”

Ashley McBryde “Learned to Lie”

Esther Rose “Chet Baker”

Miles Miller “I Wish”

Lance Roark “Better Man”

Old Crow Medicine Show “Daughter of the Highlands”

Tyler Childers “In Your Love”

The War and Treaty “Dumb Luck”

Jason Hawk Harris “Roll”

Whitney Rose “Can’t Remember Happiness”

Flatland Cavalry “Only Thing At All”

Jaime Wyatt “Love Is a Place”

Colby Acuff “Western White Pines”

Jeffrey Martin “Sculptor”

Brandy Clark ft. Brandi Carlile “Dear Insecurity”

Lillie Mae “Razor Love”

Brennen Leigh “Mississippi Rendezvous”

Willie Tea Taylor "Bakersfield"


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