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Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
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Based on 8 reviews
2014 Ratings: #40 / 845
Year End Rank: #38
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Based on 93 ratings
2014 Ratings: #68
May 13, 2014 / Release Date
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Loose Music / High Top Mountain / Label
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Awesome stuff... The Promisse, Living the Dream and Voice are such great tracks.
Sturgill Simpson craves his name as probably the only real interesting output in recent country music History with Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. By the album title, one can see the pretentions in Sturgill's aesthetics, as he aims high to literally "save" the genre by himself. It might seem a higher jump than the leg, but by listening to this record, it is safe to say that if there is someone out there who can actually do this at a time where guitar-driven music seems each time ... read more
Good artists are compared to their peers. Great artists are compared across genres. An album non-country music fans can even enjoy. Free of today's country cliches, this album is a deep insight into drugs, love, and personal past. There is even an outstanding cover of the 80s techno-pop song "The Promise" by When In Rome. Sturgill leads a new generation of country artists that will hopefully receive more radio play one day.
A reminder that country music isn't the garbage on the radio. This bluegrass album features meta elements as well as touches of psychedelia and authentic sounding blues lyrics. Something like this is a slap to Jack White and Kenny chesney's face all at once.
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Track List

  1. Turtles All the Way Down
  2. Life of Sin
  3. Living the Dream
  4. Voices
  5. Long White Line
  6. The Promise
  7. A Little Light
  8. Just Let Go
  9. It Ain't All Flowers
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Added on: May 12, 2014