Apr 21, 2022
Jun 22, 2021
May 12, 2021
It’s been a weird year and I’ve listened to more old music than I have new, to be honest. I’ve still heard a lot of new stuff and I’m pretty sure these are my favorites, but it’s entirely possible I’ve completely left out an album I listened to multiple times and enjoyed. Feel free to let us know your favorites or make suggestions!
(this one may end up higher, but it's new so I haven't listened a lot yet)
May 4, 2021
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Jun 19, 2020
|Billy Joe Shaver|
Apr 26, 2019
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Aug 25, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
Feb 8, 2018
Apr 28, 2017
Dalton Domino's second album, Corners, is a sober but intoxicating look at the journey of a young man moving from the partying days of youth into the first blush of accepting adulthood. It's a fitting portrait of life, given that its painter is recently sober himself.
"Who I was ain't who I am"
Domino hasn't changed his sound for his second outing, though things are a bit more shaded and a little more guitar-driven. It's still a hearty mix of mid-American rock, red dirt country, and thoughtful singer-songwriter fare. Things are just seen through clearer eyes this time. With that clarity brings sharper detail; a little less giving 'em what they wanna hear, a little more giving 'em what I need to say.
The title track finds Dalton trying to mend fences by admitting the state he was in when he tore them down in the first place. He's okay with it if you can't get past his transgressions, but he's also confident in the transformation he's gone through. Jack Ingram guests on the song, adding gravity to the message and support to its messenger.
"Decent Man" is a funkier cut. A measured but rocking honky-tonk number with some southern rock swagger and another heady dose of truth …this time, gleaned from a run-in with the law
The lead single, "July," is a catchy, radio-friendly (in Texas anyway) mid-tempo rocker. It's a co-write with Kaitlin Butts about figuring out who's really to blame in a broken relationship: the dude she's cheating with, her, or himself (hint, it's the last two).
Thinking things through. That's one of the important distinctions between boys and men, and one of the main themes on this album.
On Corners, Dalton Domino has declared that honest confessions are more valuable than false optimism. It's a mature approach, and though it's a bit darker sound than his debut album, there's a boldness in being more assured of who he is. Corners is a powerful second release, and one that should see Domino continuing to climb the ranks in Red Dirt and Americana music.
Corners is available on Lonestar Music, iTunes, Amazon, etc.
Dec 20, 2016
Dec 14, 2016
2016 was a bad year for music. So many legends lost. And it was a slightly down year for albums (to be fair, the past 2-3 years were so stellar, it's hard to compete and unnecessary to complain). However, it was a really good year for songs. Here are the tunes just beyond my top 10 that I feel need recognition - Look closely, some don't have videos. There are, of course, many others I enjoyed through the year, but for me this is the cream of the crop. Farce the Music's top 10 songs of 2016 will be posted tomorrow. ~Trailer
No particular order.
Blackberry Smoke (ft. Gregg Allman) - Free on the Wing
Margo Price - Hands of Time
Erik Dylan - Fishing Alone
Jack Ingram - Blaine's Ferris Wheel
Brent Cobb - Country Bound
Charles Bradley - Changes
Rob Baird - Horses
Western Centuries - Off the Shelf
Larry Hooper - Cry Me a River
Lydia Loveless - More Than Ever
Caleb Caudle - White Dove's Wing
Sturgill Simpson - Call to Arms
BJ Barham - Water in the Well
Amanda Shires - Pale Fire
Chance the Rapper - No Problem (feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Randy Rogers Band - Things I Need to Quit
Kelsey Waldon - All By Myself
Beyonce w/Jack White - Don't Hurt Yourself
Gojira - Stranded
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Let Me Get By
Quaker City Night Hawks - Mockingbird