- No Better Than This

John Mellencamp - No Better Than This
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 8 reviews
2010 Rank: #18 / 818
USER SCORE
85
Based on
2 ratings

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John Mellencamp calls No Better Than This his “most rebellious record ever” and who are we to argue? No disrespect to Mellencamp, but it’s not like his long career has been filled with crazy detours into free form jazz and electronica. He’s never gone Christian, never done anything like his pal Lou Reed and set an entire album to Edgar Allen Poe’s writing, never fully challenged his audience. About the most risky thing he’s done is offer up one of his better late career songs, “Our Country”, to a truck commercial, which probably paid off handsomely in his bank account, but soured a lot of people on his music because of the tune’s ubiquity and jingoistic vibe.

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August 17, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rounder / Label
Rock / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 16 - American Songwriter
# 12 - Rolling Stone
Track List

  1. Save Some Time To Dream
  2. The West End
  3. Right Behind Me
  4. A Graceful Fall
  5. No Better Than This
  6. Thinking About You
  7. Coming Down The Road
  8. No One Cares About Me
  9. Love At First Sight
  10. Don't Forget About Me
  11. Each Day Of Sorrow
  12. Easter Eve
  13. Clumsy Ol' World

Contributions By
royalflush, patton, philthy, erik
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