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Anthony Easton

Anthony Easton is a writer, curator,  artist and academic, currently living in Montreal.


Features

Tuesday, December 17 2013

Towards a (Redneck) Pleasure Principle: Or Why Luke Bryan Might Be This Year's Best Artist

The idea of pleasure, of the loose swing and the obsessive grinding, becomes the central way that we talk about Luke Bryan, and often the central way that Bryan talks about himself, especially in 2013.


Reviews

Thursday, November 20 2014

Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class

Angaleena Presley steps away from the Pistol Annies for a solo album that cements her status as country music's great moralist.


Tuesday, November 18 2014

Sam Hunt: Montevallo

Sam Hunt records his first full-length LP, makes an argument about genre, and is still problematic about women.


Monday, October 13 2014

Jason Aldean: Old Boots, New Dirt

Aldean's personal life, and Nashville's change of direction, isolate the listener and reinforce stereotypes.


Tuesday, August 26 2014

The Duhks: Beyond the Blue

An excellent, if dull, reinforcement of their material for their usual fanbase.


Tuesday, July 1 2014

Willie Nelson: Band of Brothers

Willie Nelson still makes records that are smart, funny, sexy, and heartbreaking.


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