Reviews // 2 Articles
The Best Americana of 2007
17 Dec 2007 // 3:59 PM
If 2007 didn't invite any gripping controversies, it was certainly filled with competitive comparisons -- between young and old, past and present, and among splintered factions -- and both surprising hits and disappointing misses. All in all, a dynamic and at times resurgent year for the broad scope of Americana.
The Best Country Music of 2007
13 Dec 2007 // 4:00 PM
Whatever your taste in music, be it Country or Western, 2007 has been something of a disappointment when compared with recent years. You have to look a little harder to find the diamonds in the Van Lear coal-mine that was the year that was, but they're there.
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
13 Jul 2008 // 6:00 PM
Though gospel was dominant, Lovett is through and through a cowboy. There was a point—either during “Cowboy Man” or “Cute as a Bug” —when cosmopolitan New Yorkers breached a realm where violins cease to be called violins (fiddles) and distinction is measured in liquid volume (ten gallons).
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band: Its Not Big, Its Large
27 Aug 2007 // 6:00 PM
Lovett cements his status as one of our best and offers further proof that popular American songcraft is a thriving art. This seamless album is one for the ages.