Friday, October 17 2014
Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.
Thursday, October 16 2014
Even though this EP is best suited to bedtime, as it feels like an extended lullaby, it does resonate and stick with the listener.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
Aldean's personal life, and Nashville's change of direction, isolate the listener and reinforce stereotypes.
Friday, October 10 2014
On album 13, and album two since extracting himself from his Curb contract, Tim McGraw is in his element and doing what he does best.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
On Bringing Back the Sunshine, Blake Shelton brings back more of the same.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
On her first album in more than a decade, the coal miner's granddaughter proves she's at her best when she pieces together her own story.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin revisit the Bakersfield sound with often excellent results.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
If the Eagles approached country music from the rock side of the fence, then Court Yard Hounds approach rock music from the country-pop side of the tracks.