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Mutt

Cory BrananAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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"A country boy with a punk-rock heart, Cory Branan fires twin barrels of barroom boogie woogie and honky-tonk twang." -- Rolling Stone

Throughout his decade-and-a-half-long career, Cory Branan has been too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville, and probably a little too Cory Branan for anyone’s damn good. He has proven himself as a top-notch ... Read more in Amazon's Cory Branan Store

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  • Audio CD (May 22, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
  • ASIN: B007N8Q6O6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #138,834 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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His songwriting is up there with the best of the new breed of today ala Snodgrass, Finn and Nichols… Mutt is undoubtedly the best Branan release to date, a shiny new jewel in the Bloodshot Records crown that will no doubt clutter the upper reaches of many a Best Of 2012 list. --PopMatters

Darken My Door bests anything Ryan Adams has written since Heartbreaker, and Yesterday is a bittersweet teenage reverie that rewrites Mellencamp s Jack and Diane into your new summer jam. --Paste Magazine

The album is at once bold, intriguing and engrossing. The diverse themes are held together by an impeccable knack for the craft of songwriting. --Country Standard Time

Whether the protagonist or antagonist in his own set of narratives, Branan coaxes listeners firmly to his side with his whiskey-smooth croon and a transparency that is somehow bold and vulnerable all at once. Mutt is an assembly of rhyming invectives, lamentations, and near-sermons that ask for recognition without demanding pity --Interview

On Mutt, the country, soul, gospel and classic rock he's absorbed through his travels filters down to just its barest and strongest elements. Then it's all tempered by the mellow charring of Branan's voice, which is so smoky that even at full power it retains a whispering quality. --Country Music Television

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Cory Branan is a natural-born storyteller. As with any of his musical and literary pedestal sitters, from John Prine and Leonard Cohen to Raymond Carver and Gabriel Garc¡a M rquez, his seemingly conversational, painstakingly crafted anecdotes benefit from a hard-eyed stare at hydra-headed experience. The album Mutt also bears the marks of his "American gumbo" heritage: a winding path from nascent guitar shredder in the small, state-line town of Southaven, Mississippi, to fledgling troubadour in Memphis' lauded underground music scene, and now a Nashville-based itinerant road warrior thrilling Thunderdomes as varied as Warp's Country Throwdown and Chuck Ragan's Revival Tour. While his music tips its hat to roadmap influences from Motown to Mellencamp, the Delta bluesmen to folk pickers of '60s Greenwich Village, the united result is a singular sound spurred on by years spent on tour honing something rare that is altogether its own.

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4.0 out of 5 stars great effort from a born songwriter May 22, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Cory Branan has cited varied influences for "Mutt." They include Mellencamp and Springsteen. ITunes appears to have pegged them as the dominant ones. The album is auto categorized in the rock genre. But his self-produced debut with Bloodshot is a melting pot of varying inspirations, from Americana to folk. Some are subtly hidden, perhaps even to Branan himself. His finesse picking on the gorgeous opener The Corner is reminiscent of Lindsey Buckingham. The fundamental sound is a punk /southern rock vibe in the same vein as Paul Westerberg.
Two versions of Survivor Blues bookend the heart of the record's 13 songs. The first is an aggressive punk laced version . The second serves as the closer and is the acoustic coffee shop rendition, complete with mellow electric piano. The songs in between look forward and back to each other, creating a two sided mirror of meaning that is both expansive and internal.
His easy, conversational delivery is a double edged sword. His voice is reassuring and smooth, but when he drops a few F bombs on "The Freefall" they come off as a little shocking and out of place.

He demonstrates a keen sense of humor on the amusingly sentimental Yesterday. Set in the 80's, he muses, "I was certifiably cool/ In my acid washed jacket and my stone washed jeans/I rose out of the kiddie pool."Each song has a different feel and Branan consciously let each one go in its own direction without deliberately establishing contrast

Like the bare breasted hydra on the cover, the album is at once bold, intriguing and engrossing. The diverse themes are held together by an impeccable knack for the craft of songwriting.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bah. April 27, 2014
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My biggest problem with Cory has always been his insistence on over producing a lot of his music. When I used to go see him play (years and years ago) it was just him and a guitar and I loved it. Then you buy an album and your favorite songs aren't the same simple emotional love songs or raging string-breaking rants you heard live. Don't get me wrong - the two albums before this are amazing, but this one kinda fell a bit flat for me. I'm selfish. You know what I want? An acoustic album. All unplugged and Kim Richardson singing back-up vocals. That would make me happier than a 10 peckered Owl. Even more so if he added the Attack of the 50 ft Hangover as a bonus track. But he probably won't and that's okay -- I still love him. I once returned a painting a guy did for me after he broke my heart with Cory lyrics written on the back and the last time I quoted him was in a letter I wrote to someone in prison. He's right up there with John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Conor Oberst in my book. His words have always resonated with me emotionally that much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Rocking, Bluesy, Fired-up Work of Art December 12, 2013
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This is a great album! Is displays Cory Branan's exceptional lyrical ability and his song-writing flexibility. The acoustic tracks lend themselves more to his weathered, heart-wrenching delivery. His songs always tend to have that taste of sarcasm or wit or whatever that gives them the authentic feel that can only be had through brutal experience. This guy is a blast to watch live. So moody, intense, funny, energetic, and bluesy (if that combination is even possible). He even plays his guitar with a sense of sarcastic intensity. He's either the real deal travelling minstrel maniac bluesman, or so good at faking it that it no longer matters. Worth the listen, and worth a watch if you get a chance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars His finest work yet May 29, 2012
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well worth the 6 year wait for this record. one of the finest songwriters around. his live show is enthralling and will have you wondering why this guy isn't john prine huge yet...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mutt Record February 16, 2014
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I got this record for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it!
This also arrived in a timely matter with no damages.
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