Chris Stapleton - Traveller
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Based on 4 reviews
Year End Rank: #42
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Based on 94 ratings
2015 Ratings: #161
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May 5, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mercury Nashville / Label
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It is, quite simply, a masterpiece.

Everything flows naturally, and that ease is so alluring upon the first spin of Traveller that it's not until repeated visits that the depth of the album becomes apparent.

For all the grief and regret it contains, it's a triumphant debut, encapsulating the grit of life, ­turning it into a hell of a journey.
The Telegraph
It is the 12 songs he wrote and co-wrote that sparkle.
Chris Stapleton makes every other country musician (excluding Sturgill Simson) look like a bitch.
I've only ever been exposed to radio country music and I hate it so much I can't even describe it. This, however, is really good. It caused me to reevaluate my views on actually well done country music and while I still don't consider it a genre I prefer, I've grown to really respect it.
Whenever I hear a new Country record released during these days I tend to feel bad for the ones who are buying it and everyone involved in the procress of making it because I assume that they are living in the past.

Country is no longer american popular music. Period.

However this record came out to be pretty enjoyable. Some sincere lyrics, different arrangements and a sweet production. I can imagine myself coming back to this record in a couple of years quite easilly.

The oppener, ... read more
I love this album. His voice is so strong and husky evoking so much emotion. This album gives me faith in country music and the beauty of strong lyrics accompanied by a powerful, yet forgiving voice. An awesome album.
Man this guys voice is sensational. The contrast with those upper register notes he hits, with those harsher and dulcet tones makes him a real standout as a country musician. Also helps that this is a great interpretation of country music, that doesn't fall victim to the usual cliches that make the majority of modern country so insufferable.

The title track is an interesting way to kick things off, though I do find it to be a little bit generic in some ways. I wish there was more of a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Traveller
  2. Fire Away
  3. Tennessee Whiskey
  4. Parachute
  5. Whiskey And You
  6. Nobody To Blame
  7. More Of You
  8. When The Stars Come Out
  9. Daddy Doesn't Pray Anymore
  10. Might As Well Get Stoned
  11. Was It 26
  12. The Devil Named Music
  13. Outlaw State Of Mind
  14. Sometimes I Cry
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Added on: February 17, 2015