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Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

12 May 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 May 2014
  • Release Date: 12 May 2014
  • Label: Loose Music
  • Copyright: Loose Music under exclusive license from High Top Mountain Records
  • Total Length: 34:26
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  • ASIN: B00J91M4Y6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,033 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 May 2014
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It is undoubtedly the case that Sturgill Simpson possesses the best name in country music at the current time. The title of his sophomore album "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music" also suggests a man pushing boundaries and breaking some of the chains which have restricted the genre. A few listens to this album however confirms a sold purveyor of the country music art in the vocal tradition of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard plus infused with the wider Bakersfield sound. In short its very good but not revolutionary. And perhaps that's the point for in restating some of country's outlaw traditions it does clearly separate Simpsons music from the excruciatingly horrible and slick "bro country" sung by the Nashville equivalents of relatively aged boy bands.

Simpson's music tends to couch the narrative around his music with strong psychedelic leanings and the excellent opening track "Turtles all the way down" is a country masterclass with lyrics more suited to Moby Grape. Thus we find our hero "Standing beneath a tortoise under an elephant under the world", referencing all sorts of metaphysics and tipping a nod on the album to psychedelic guru Rick Strassman. Who cares, it is a great country song which manages not to mention a single bar or a highway. "It ain't all flowers" is even more explicit particularly in terms of its references to drug trips and a variety of exotic substances. At nearly seven minutes it is nevertheless an engaging tale, essentially an updated outlaw song for the internet age. There is more traditional fare to be located on the album with "Long White Line" country road song, while the tender ballad "The Promise" turns out to be an almost unrecognisable cover of When In Rome's 1988 one-hit wonder.
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I purchased this album on the back of it being a Dave Cobb production, I loved Jason Isbell's Southeastern.
It has not been out of my car or off my headphones since, (6 weeks on).
I would say it's raw retro country with a psychedelic edge. The songs are all terrific but 'It ain't all Flowers" with the guitar feedback and Sturgill's howling is simply one of the finest things I've heard in 40 years of listening to music.
I cannot recommend this album strongly enough and I'm hoping Mr Simpson's next release lives up to it.
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By Nivek on 11 Jun. 2015
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I love all kinds of Americana/Country from George Jones, Willie, Merle, Cash etc to Lucinda Williams, Richmond Fontaine, Calexico, Justin Townes Earl, Ryan Adams/Whisky Town and many more., But I really struggle to get through this, it just sounds like middle of the road pop country to me. I have read great reviews on amazon and Uncut magazine, but just not getting it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr.Feelgood on 17 Oct. 2014
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An outstanding album from a great talent and one of the best albums this year in any genre.This is a far stronger record than his debut(which was very good). And if you get a chance catch him live, as I did on his recent tour. You won't get a chance to see him play small venues for much longer.
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By Stevox on 13 Mar. 2015
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If you don't enjoy this album, you are a stone cold fool. Buy it, you will not be disappointed
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By Steve bailey on 3 April 2015
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A great album - Simpson's going to be a major artist in the future of country music.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lex on 1 Jun. 2014
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I am very selective in my country music listening but every now and again something (usually played by Bob Harris, as this time) makes me pay closer attention. High Top Mountain didn't grab me, sounding rather standard/bland country fare, but this album is a totally different animal. A great voice, a tight band and memorable songs: I understand that the recording was done in very few takes over a few days and you can hear the fresh attack in the singing and playing.

This is my drive to work music!
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