Guitar Town

Steve Earle - Guitar Town
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Based on 2 reviews
1986 Ratings: #23 / 85
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Based on 22 ratings
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March 5, 1986 / Release Date
LP / Format
MCA / Label
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Steve Earle's debut is a pretty nice country rock album. Its pastoral spirit goes along well with the sort of teenage fearlessness portrayed on the artwork: Earl, kind of looking behind with his guitar on his back ready to run away. All the tracks are no less than good, some more rockabilly and others slower. The title track and "Fearless Heart" are two great tunes that aren't the best because "Little Rock 'n' Roller" exists. Many people probably hate this song because of ... read more
I used to (and still do) take long walks while listening to music anytime I need to calm down for any reason. Once, I climbed this hill in my town and I stared down the other side with the trail I was on stretching off into infinity and the sun high in the sky. It was summer time and my first day home from college and I was listening to "Someday" off this record on my pink iPod Nano. As I stared at the trail stretching out before me, I imagined myself walking on that trail and ... read more
While I tend to enjoy my country rock with a lean towards rock I found this album quite fun. I found a song or two weak, but it was pretty good besides that. I'll definitely be looking into more of this guy's music.
The second country album, and I actually think I like the singer-songwriter style of Loretta Lynn better than this rockier sound. The music is not my thing, I found it to be really boring, and the vocals were almost grating at times. The lyrics were pretty ridiculous on some tracks like Fearless Heart, although that did happen to be my favorite instrumentally. I don’t strongly dislike this, there is certainly a mood that this kind of simple guitar playing and drawling voice matches, but ... read more
This album provides a few great songs with a lot of middling songs.

Highlights: Goodbye's All We've Got Left, My Old Friend The Blues, Someday
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Added on: May 13, 2013