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Sturgill Simpson – Call to Arms

Okay, okay, yeah, this is an obvious pick.  Truthfully, this is probably about my 5th choice.  Played one, some have been taken, or nothing live exists (looking at you, Ocean & Cave).

It's a favorite of many here anyway, so figured I'd give it a spin. Here's a nice manic cut to lanch you into 2017. Good luck, you guys.


17 Sep 2016

Fun little tribute buried in the middle.

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Sturgill Simpson – Welcome To Earth (Pollywog)

Keeping on a country thread, I finally picked up the new Sturgill. Oh, man, the horns. Awesome. Here's the opening track:


2016

By the way, there was a very interesting (and funny) interview with homeboy here on WTF recently.

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Sturgill Simpson – Long White Line

Somehow we haven't spun SS yet...

I'll admit, I didn't cotton to Sturgill right away. His first album was good, but parts of it bugged me. Thinking about it for awhile, I decided it was just a little too... meta, I guess would be the word for it. I'm not complaining because it wasn't filled with outlaws and pickup trucks; I'm just fine with the unconventional. However, it was all a little too sad-sacky for my tastes. Country music had/has some of the great self-deprecators, however I felt that too much of High Top Mountain strayed into self-pity. Too much "O, woe is me, everyone would be better off if I was dead" or "no one likes my songs" or "nothing ever goes right for me." The talent was undeniable, but the execution was lacking and the messages were kind of annoying.

When I saw that his next album was titled Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, I thought that I just might sit the next one out. However, a few weeks back, the continual outpouring of adulation finally lead me to check it out. My apprehension was gone by the end of the first song and I've been listening to the album repeatedly ever since.

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