Tag Archives: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Best Albums Revisited

Normally by this time, I’ve identified two or three albums that really resonate with me. But it’s mid-August and I’m still waiting for a batch of new songs to really grab me. There have been some interesting releases so far … Continue reading

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2017 Best Albums

Nostalgia reigned supreme in popular culture in 2017, probably because so many people are longing to live in any time other than the present. Is there a better way to explain the popularity of┬áStranger Things, little more than an ode … Continue reading

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The New Sound of Nashville: Jason Isbell

A few weeks ago, I lamented that so much of the mainstream country music coming out of Nashville these days simply isn’t country music. Pop music sung with a twang and a drawl is still pop music. And for longtime … Continue reading

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Best Songs of 2011

Since I wrote extensively on many of these songs in my Best Albums review, I’ll keep the commentary to a minimum here. Here are my 50 favorite songs of 2011: Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes. I think this song taps into … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2009: 11-20

Every December, I compile my list of the best albums from the previous year. (I know. I. Am. A. Dork.) The rules are simple: these are albums that were released THIS YEAR. Thanks to the glory of eMusic, I’ve been … Continue reading

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