6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Feeling underwhelmed again!,
This review is from: Here We Rest (Audio CD)
I agree for the most part with the comments of the first reviewer, I have bought all Jason Isbell's albums based on my respect for him in Drive by Truckers (which is now seriously lacking in DBT's output since he left, he provided the melody for DBT, that has gone).
Anyway back to his solo albums - yes it does feel like they have all been rushed in a way as every album has 2 or 3 great songs, 2 or 3 ok songs and 3 or 4 awful fillers which you could hear any pub rock/blues/soul band play in a Lancaster pub on a Friday night! Jason Isbell needs to steer away from this type of mechanical blues/soul dirge and focus more on the country type songs which he is crafted at doing.
You could take the best tracks off all the three albums and put them onto one cd and then realise what a fantastic song writer and melodic guitar player he really is. I would rather wait 2 years and he deliver a brilliant album than rush out a host of songs just for the sake of it. Therefore I have given it three stars, I really hope next time I can say five!