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Thursday, December 6 2012

The Best Country Music of 2012

In 2012, you could be forgiven for being dismissive of the country music genre entirely -- to a point. For as long as country exists as a genre, there will be songwriters who are devoted to embodying their own vision of what “country” means, which sometimes means pushing the genre around.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 2010

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Sixty slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.


Wednesday, December 15 2010

The Best Americana Music of 2010

2010 was a splendid year for Americana releases; then again, that’s something you can say about any year given the sprawling range of sub-genres under Americana's vast umbrella, a point reinforced again by this year’s Top Ten.


Wednesday, December 17 2008

The Best Country Music of 2008

The year's best country music may be topped by archival releases from deceased artists, but the living managed to offer a strong alternative to the Nashvegas machine.


Reviews

Wednesday, September 24 2014

Justin Townes Earle: Single Mothers

Single Mothers sounds like something you would expect from Earle: a carefully calculated and cohesive product.


Wednesday, March 28 2012

Justin Townes Earle: Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now

Earle's latest solid album explores Memphis soul and delivers some great songs, but its half-hour runtime too often makes it feel like it's in a rush.


Tuesday, September 14 2010

Justin Townes Earle: Harlem River Blues

Like all good blues albums, it uplifts. Like Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and other practitioners of the art that the album invokes, Earle has got a sly sense of humor and the sense of the trickster about him.


Sunday, March 1 2009

Justin Townes Earle: Midnight at the Movies

Earle the Younger avoids a sophomore slump and covers the Replacements. Win-win.


Sunday, March 30 2008

Justin Townes Earle: The Good Life

Old time country mixes with pre-War Delta blues, folk, and ragtime in the best Americana debut in years.


Blogs

Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Tuesday, April 13 2010

Justin Townes Earle covers Bruce Springsteen (video)

AV Club's "Under the Cover" series treks on with Americana golden boy Justin Townes Earle's take on the Springsteen classic "Atlantic City".


Sunday, March 1 2009

Justin Townes Earle: "What I Mean to You" / "Mama's Eyes" (MP3)

Justin Townes Earle's tunes have more of an old-timey classic country feel than those of his father Steve. Blending Hank Williams style honky tonk with


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