Dave Cobb & Various Artists – Southern Family – Album Review

For my 529th review, Dave Cobb pulls together an all-star indie country cast including Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, John Paul White of the Civil Wars, Morgane Stapleton, Brandy Clark, and others (plus Miranda Lambert and Zac Brown) for a dream concept album… and pulls it off to make a classic.

Best Songs: ALL OF THEM
Worst Songs: N/A


To skip my preamble, go to 2:43

Text review of ‘Southern Family’: http://www.spectrum-pulse.ca/2016/03/album-review-southern-family-by-dave.html

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army9700 says:


Juan Gonzalez says:

Hey man.. There’s an album that I think it’s a really masterpice..

”LUBNA” by Monica Naranjo. She’s a spanish singer and is the best vocalist right now..

Can you make a review of that album?

Godunman says:

This is what…the third 10/10? Wow. I don’t even really like country, but I’ll have to listen to this.

Edit: This is the first actually I guess. Not sure what I was thinking of…

Mariel Garcia says:

The Last Shadow Puppets album comes put next Friday I’d love if you could review it

Patrick McCarthy says:

10/10!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SHIT

Jayden Leonard says:

Sounds like Dave Cobb just broke 2016.

Shedrick Williams says:

Can you review k. Michelle’s new album “more issues than vogue “

Jennifer Portillo says:

I screamed when I saw the rating

Liam Carmody says:

Finally, a 10/10 for spectrum pulse

The Media Monitor says:

An album that’s been rated 10/10 by Spectrum Pulse…..I’m surprised.

Alextromagnetic says:


And thus, the comments section exploded

The Negan Guy says:

10/10 that’s what I’m talking about a fantastic album but it’s not the only album i gave a 10 Book of Souls by Iron Maiden and In Times by Enslaved also got a 10/10 for me

Owen W says:

AYY! You found your 10!

Genuinely happy for you that you found an album you like this much. Definitely going to give it a listen now.

Connor O'Brien says:

You should review the new amon amarth album

Mia Summers says:

Finally! A 10/10!

The Iconic Critic says:

Holy crap, I knew it was an ingenious album when I heard it, but I would never had expected for you to give a 10/10 on this record.

Ahmad says:

thanks Mark, this album is FUCKIN AMAZING and I don’t care about country music

KDog1265 says:

Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes?! I gotta hear this. I’m a pretty big Black Crowes fan.

Oscar Rodriguez says:

Wow, 10/10! Congrats! (i really didnt like the album a lot, but I hate country so that,s probably why). Also, will you review Zayn’s “Mind of Mine”?

laliohtc says:

Review Hella Personal Film Festival and Potential (Open Mike Eagle, The Range). It’d be fucking awesome to see three significantly positive reviews in a row.

Based Godevoir says:

can you do more issues than vogue by k michelle

Sad Giraffe says:

Thanks for turning me on to such good music! None of my friends like country, and so it’s hard for me to find music like this.
I agree with the album Varmints as well, I’ve been listening to that over and over.

Wonkey Dude98 says:

I still have nitpicks towards Learnin’ and Can You Come Over that (for now at least) keep the album from being a 10/10, but it’s still a 9/10 for me. Amazing review.

Mia Summers says:

Btw, are you going to talk about the older albums that have a perfect score?

Baby Irene says:

You’re kidding right? Miranda has the only good song on it. The record is very drippy. If that makes it more real…

Lucy W says:

What a great album… “I Cried” left me in tears. I wasn’t really into “Mamma’s Table” or “Can You Come Over?”, so I don’t think I’d give it a 10, but all the other songs are completely beautiful. Also I think “God is a Working Man” is one of the most honest and insightful religious songs I’ve heard.

Ami Acevedo says:

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen Mark’s newest video….

Well, let’s just say it looks like this album might have some competition for Album of the Year.

DuckyShed says:

I thought I clicked on your review of the new Zayn album and saw the 10 in the description. I was confused.

Ami Acevedo says:

Wow! This is the album that finally gets your first 10/10. Sweet!

AbysmiOs says:

Would love to hear your take on the new Cobalt. Black metal gone Americana with a tonne of stuff to delve into.

RkøØuttaNøwhere1525 says:

Oh…. my….. god….. 10/10???

What world am I in?

WHAP Entertainment says:

I can’t believe you didn’t like the song “N/A”. It was really inspirational and my personal favorite from the album. Also, to be honest, the song “ALL OF THEM” was pretty generic, it didn’t deserve to be the best song.

Dalton Riser says:

dayum this album muat be amazing if mark gave it a 10 this is a first and I will checj this out

Owen C says:

Yesterday I was wondering if you would ever give and album a 10!

MrFlipperInvader782 says:

funny since dave cobb also produced a finger eleven album…

Daniel Bernas says:


Conor Powell says:

Please review Azealia Banks – Slay-Z Mixtape 🙂

MrFlipperInvader782 says:


Jar Head says:


Cur Newb says:

just checked the album, it is something special.

Cooper says:

You should cover Birdy’s new album “Beautiful Lies”. I enjoyed it a lot, and would like to hear your take

Ethan Blue says:

Can you review 3 doors down and Killswitch Engage soon?

Ryan Ariola says:

Beautiful lies by Birdy…

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