A welcome surprise from outside the country universe looking in.
The albums that shaped my year.
My soundtrack for 2020.
I review Ruston Kelly’s ‘Shape & Destroy’ for Country Universe.
We’ve arrived to the final list at The Musical Divide for 2018. Of course, nobody needs another one of these lists to read, but I’d like to think my list is more than just a “list.” In a way, I’ve got the benefit of running a blog rather than a professional outlet. I’m free to… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top Albums Of 2018
The short version: Ruston Kelly draws from a dark underbelly of emotions to craft one of the best country albums of 2018. The long version: Ruston Kelly admittedly drew more suspicion from me than he did interest. Stop me if you’ve heard this before – an indie-country singer who adopts an elitist attitude toward mainstream… Continue reading Album Review: Ruston Kelly – ‘Dying Star’
This is a re-uploaded post from Swamp Opera. While many would not label Out Among The Stars as Johnny Cash’s all-time best work, I consider it a landmark moment in my life. You see, I never got to be “excited” for a new Cash album, and I’m guessing a few of you out there know the same… Continue reading Album Review: Johnny Cash and Various Artists – ‘Forever Words’