Die Midwestern

Arlo Mckinley - Die Midwestern
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 12 ratings
August 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Oh Boy / Label
Americana, Country / Genres
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I ran out of ways to rave about how good 2020 was for independent country music, but now that the torrent has finally slowed, it’s time to spotlight Arlo McKinley’s “Die Midwestern,” among the finest works of a historically crowded year. Though this is his solo debut, McKinley has been kicking around the scene for some time, and it shows. The songs of “Die Midwestern” are lived-in, filled with hard-earned experience, and perfected to every line. Not a line is ... read more
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Ohio-based country singer and songwriter Arlo Mckinley comes through with a confidently written sophomore effort in Die Midwestern. Mckinley is supported by a strong group of studio musicians that provide rich instrumentations to his songs, that find him dealing with love lose due to his reckless actions (“We Were Alright”, “Gone For Good”), doing everything he can to get her back (“Whatever You Want”), knowing he needs to leave the comfort of home to pursue ... read more
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Track List

  1. We Were Alright
  2. Die Midwestern
  3. She's Always Around
  4. Bag of Pills
  5. The Hurtin's Done
  6. Suicidal Saturday Night
  7. Once Again
  8. Whatever You Want
  9. Gone For Good
  10. Walking Shoes
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Added on: August 13, 2020