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More wonderful songs by Earle...,
This review is from: Transcendental Blues (Audio CD)
Steve Earle has yet to through down anything that I would call, "one of my all time favorite albums." And yet he is one of my three favorite artists. Each of his albums sound like collections of wonderfully wrought songs, many exploring similar themes.
So Transcendental Blues sounds a little bit less like an album and more like such a collection to my ears does it? Why yes it does. Especially with the fifteen tracks and the transition to a more mellow and low key sound midway through the album. Still, this is hardly a fault. More just something different for those of us who are used to thinking in terms of favorite albums and not favorite songs, bands, or genres.
There's one thing I will say: Some of the songs grab you from the get go while others take their sweet time. I loved "Everyone's In Love With You" and "Another Town" from the start, but sure enough songs like "When I Fall" and yes, even "The Boy Who Never Cried" won me over. That track isn't so bad really, once you get past how different it is from other Earle business.
If you've never listened to him before, by all means by Steve Earle's "I Feel Alright" and pop her in. If you're already a fan then what are you waiting for?! Buy the newest album by American music's premier songwriter and give your ears the treat that they deserve.