Jason Isbell’s “Elephant” is the Best Song of 2013

"She said, 'Andy, you're better than your past' / Winked at me and drained her glass / Cross-legged on the barstool like nobody sits anymore." In these opening lines, Jason Isbell culls his listener with the vivid imagery, authentic voice, and sexual tension that spills from the edges of "Elephant."  The words reach out of … Continue reading Jason Isbell’s “Elephant” is the Best Song of 2013

Album Review: Wrote a Song For Everyone, John Fogerty

Tribute albums can be the saddest damn things.  Music executives shamelessly trying to squeeze every last gold nugget out of beautiful music.  Aging rock stars with plastic faces struggling to hit notes they once reached with ease.  Flat duets with a new top ten sensation. Tribute albums reek of the cheap perfume of sloppy nostalgia … Continue reading Album Review: Wrote a Song For Everyone, John Fogerty