Tyler Childers - Purgatory
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #404 / 831
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2017 Ratings: #22
Liked by 3 people
August 4, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hickman Holler / Label
Country / Genres
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Childers branches out from his lonely guitar days into a more refined sound, along with a grander splotch of instrumentation.

Color: Orange
FAV TRACKS: Feathered Indians, I Swear (To God), Tattoos, Honky Tonk Flame, Universal Sound, Born Alive, Whitehouse Road, Lady May, Banded Clovis
LEAST FAV: Purgatory
okay but i’m not even huge on country but i did really enjoy this
This album was really refreshing to hear in current state of mainstream country. Great storytelling, and a great blend of catchy songs while still maintaining an authentic honky-tonk/bluegrass sound.

Favorite tracks: Feathered Indians, Tattoos, Universal Sound, Lady May
This was the hidden gem of 2017 for me. This is his second album, which he somehow got Sturgill Simpson to produce. Maybe he wants to help another Kentucky boy make good. Or maybe, like me, he just loves this dude's voice.

Favorite tracks: Whitehouse Road, Feathered Indians, Universal Sound
Unlike many country artists who have recently garnered widespread acclaim, Tyler Childers is pure country—not Southern rock, not old-school R&B, not Americana. Instead, Childers takes his cues directly from outlaw-era country artists, and while this doesn’t automatically make him better, it certainly makes him stand out. It helps that Childers rocks the outlaw pose on “Purgatory” quite well. There’s a tangible edge and darkness to his lyrics, and whether or not ... read more
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Track List

  1. I Swear (To God)
  2. Feathered Indians
  3. Tattoos
  4. Born Again
  5. Whitehouse Road
  6. Banded Clovis
  7. Purgatory
  8. Honky Tonk Flame
  9. Universal Sound
  10. Lady May
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Added on: July 27, 2017