Buy These Albums

Posted: August 9, 2015 by nickd0913 in Uncategorized

This year is turning out to be one of the best years for great albums in a long time.  I cannot keep up with all of the great music that has been released this year and if I am having trouble keeping up with all of the great albums being released it is pretty safe to say you are clueless to most of the great music out there.  That is why I decided to sit down and write about some of my favorite records I am listening to right now.  I am doing this for you so do not ignore these recommendations. You will have all winter to ignore Jason as he writes sexually explicit stories about John Calipari and his assistant coach that has really weird hair.  Let’s do this.

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

This 28 year old singer/songwriter has put out one of the most infectious albums I have heard in a long time.  She rights really clever songs and dresses them up with big catchy hooks and loud guitars.  This is a really great summer album.  This is the album Courtney Love was never capable of making.  Speaking of Courtney Love, Josh Garland still owes me $10.00 for talking me into buying the steaming pile of shit disguised as a Hole album about 15 years ago.

Chris Stapleton – Traveller

This guy is one of the most successful songwriters in Nashville, but he typically writes his songs for other people that get played on country radio.  He finally decided to put out a solo record and it is really great.  This is the type of country music that should be getting played on the radio.  Stapleton has a super soulful voice that blends great with the traditional country arrangements on this record.  Just put this album on and let it play from start to finish, you will not regret it.  Check out my man doing a nasty version of “Might as Well Get Stoned”.

Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material

Musgraves has become one of my favorite country artists over the past few years.  You could play her first album and this album together and it would sound like one great double album.  In my mind she is becoming the female version of John Prine for this generation.  She is a really smart songwriter and it is great to hear her music make it in main stream country.

John Moreland – High on Tulsa Heat

This guy is a 400 pound songwriting force of nature.  I was introduced to this album a few months ago and it was well on the way to being my favorite album of they year until a couple of weeks ago.  Moreland writes a mean song and delivers them in the most authentic fashion.  The line “Outside the show drinking NyQuil and honey trying to conjure up some rock and roll” from the song “Sad Baptist Rain” is my favorite line in a long time.  This is a guy you need to pay attention to because he is making some of the best music out there right now.

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

Bands/Musicians do not get into this type of zone very often so when they do you should take notice.  Isbell is writing songs that nobody else alive is capable of writing right now.  He is the greatest songwriter of this generation and it is not even close.  I did not think he could top his 2013 masterpiece “Southeastern” but I was wrong.  This album is so good it makes other great albums seem not so great.

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