Sturgill Simpson — Metamodern Sounds in Country Music — ALBUM REVIEW

They say Sturgill Simpson could save country music. He says, “I’m just trying to save myself.” How’s he mix old-school outlaw with New Age romanticism on his 2nd album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music? Watch our review to find out.

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SOUNDS LIKE
• Waylon Jennings’ long-lost cousin finds Omnipresent Love in a bag of mushrooms
• Outlaw country the way Hank, Willie & Waylon envisioned it, with all the trappings of 21st century sound production

KEY TRACKS
Living the Dream, A Little Light, Just Let Go, It AIn’t All Flowers

BEST LYRICS
“But am I dreaming or am I dying? / Either way I don’t mind / It feels so good you just can’t help but crying / You have to let go so the soul can fall” — Just Let Go
“Lately things have been a little complicated / Quality of life has got me down / Sex is cheap and talk is overrated” — Life of Sin

OVERALL RATING
Kevin: 4/5
Derek: 5/5

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Sturgill Simpson — Metamodern Sounds in Country Music — ALBUM REVIEW
Episode #66 — Released 5/20/14

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Comments

Kelleye Troup says:

Great Review! Nailed it!

creemoweet says:

Just found your channel while checking out some Sturgill. I’m digging it! Great Job!

Daniel P. says:

Nice shirt Derek!

Daniel Rauch says:

I like your format. It feels casual and unforced, yet you guys still manage to put forth informed, verbose opinions.

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