Chris Stapleton - Traveller
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Based on 4 reviews
Year End Rank: #42
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Based on 62 ratings
2015 Ratings: #145
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.
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
"Traveller" is my first country album. While I may not have anything to compare it to, I get a lot of enjoyment out of Chris Stapleton's debut. "Traveller" has elements of country that define it as part of the genre, but the album never goes to a level deep enough to remind me of why I avoided county in the first place. It serves as a great album to convince people that country can be for everyone, as I am a great example. Stapleton's voice is fantastic, and whether you are ... read more
"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.
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.
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
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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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