Chris Stapleton - Traveller
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
Year End Rank: #42
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
2015 Ratings: #58
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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.
Jun 19, 2015
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
Jul 10, 2017
"Traveller" represents nothing short of a country music gamechanger, with Chris Stapleton presenting a very strong case that success in the industry and stellar songwriting need not be mutually exclusive. His soulful, world-weary voice matches his professional-grade lyricism, with wife Morgane's lilting backup vocals beautifully serving as a foil.
Oct 9, 2016
Country has always been more appealing when it's stripped down to its roots. On Traveller, Chris Stapleton crafts an album that's earned some of it's songs playing time on country radio but also an album worthy of critical acclaim because it balances gritty dive-bar instrumentation with superb lyrical storytelling.
Mar 17, 2016
He may only just have released his debut album, but Kentucky-born country artist Chris Stapleton is no newbie to the music scene. He released his first single way back in 2006, and has since written songs for a vast catalogue of artists, including British soul singer Adele. Since Winning 3 awards at the 2015 CMA’s, Stapleton has firmly solidified himself as a massive country music contender. And his album Traveller is built, like many of the best country records, on deep rooted feelings ... read more
Feb 20, 2016
This is a good country album! It's catchy and country! Chris Stapleton is off to great start in country music with this debut album which scored a #1 on Billboard's Top 200 and Billboard's US Country charts. In addition, the album won a GRAMMY for "Best Country Album" and Stapleton was nominated for and won multiple GRAMMYs the same year. I'd call it a country "masterpiece" as 'Exclaim!' called it. Favorite songs: "Parachute", "Nobody To Blame", ... read more
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

Added on: February 17, 2015