Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Music CD - 2014
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Sturgill Simpson isn't one to rest on his laurels, which is why, less than a year after the release of his critically acclaimed debut, the singer-songwriter is coming out with his captivating and wholly unique sophomore album. The album title, an allusion to Ray Charles's groundbreaking 1962 record, hints at the psychedelic sounds found within, a departure from Simpson's first album, which drew comparisons to the music of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.
"3.5 out of 5. ...This is a record that's equal parts haunted, tender and trippy..."--Rolling Stone.
"7.7 out of 10."--Pitchfork.
"Simpson has perfected the trick of distilling classic country from many eras and moving away from it at the same time."--NPR Music.
Publisher: [United States] : High Top Mountain Records, p2014
Branch Call Number: COUNTRY SIMPSON CD 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical
audio file,CD audio

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DevonHill1
Nov 12, 2016

One of the best albums I have listened to this year. The best of his three albums. I am happy to have discovered this artist.

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missramona
Jun 12, 2015

Great album! Best new country I've heard.

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Ivan Tadic
Dec 30, 2014

In spite of its twang this album is more of city's back alleys than of the open fields. Nocturnal, fuelled by amphetamines rather than moonshine, it flows nicely and has a feel of a near-classic. But! That the best song on a songwriter's album is a cover (“Promise”, written by “When In Rome") is telling of its shortcomings.

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EricEricEric
Nov 07, 2014

One of the best albums I have heard in recent years. This is old time country with a modern vibe.

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