About this time last year, every website and periodical that regularly does these type of things put out their “Best of the Decade” lists. Problem is, they were all wrong. All of them. And not just for country music. For ALL of music, and for movies, TV shows, whatever. Why? No, not because I’m a raging culture snob, because officially the decade does not end until tonight.
Midnight at the Movies
Man it is fun to be spot on right. But let’s not bury the lead, that being that you can now listen to Justin Townes Earle’s new album Harlem River Blues in its entirety through NPR’s First Listen. These are not previews, this is every song, and they will be available until the release date of September 14th.
It seems like whenever I start making “Best Of” lists, I draw the ire of one group of people or another. I think I am misunderstood quite commonly that my “Top” picks mean that they are my favorite personally, or that maybe I am even trying to push some agenda. I really do agonize over […]
A Bitter Harvest, Damn the Luck, Justin Townes Earle, Lonesome Wyatt, Lucky Tubb, Midnight at the Movies, Poor Fool, Rachel Brooke, Scott H. Biram, Someday I'll Fall, Something's Wrong/Lost Forever, Those Poor bastards, Thowin' Away My Money, Viper of Melody, Wayne Hancock
There is nothing I take more serious then putting my name behind an album as being the best of any calendar year. Unlike some organizations who hand out such things to whoever can sell the most albums or show the most teen spirit, I understand that Albums of the Year set a precedent, and will […]