Tag Archives: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

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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