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Eric as an Outsider? Doesnt quite work
on 4 June 2015
looks like im in a minority here but ....
this isnt a country album its a rock album
its not a very good rock album
there are some good tracks and some good parts of tracks but nothing that holds a candle to previous work
its Eric making a deliberate change of style to meet his 'Outsider' styling. It feels like a too deliberate, over thought, over produced exercise. it feels like they had meetings about this change rather than it being an organic natural progression or move.
he tried something and i dont think it worked.
the Outsider thing doesnt work...he is a major success on a major label.... Hank3 is an outsider, Shooter Jennings is too. Eric? not so much - thefact he keeps telling us he is lets us know that.