The Nashville Sound - June 16th

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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Clams » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:12 pm

Excellent interview by the always excellent Steven Hyden

http://uproxx.com/music/jason-isbell-th ... interview/
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby ScottyG » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:40 pm

White Man's World is pretty out of sight.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Tequila Cowboy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:20 pm

Clams wrote:Excellent interview by the always excellent Steven Hyden

http://uproxx.com/music/jason-isbell-th ... interview/


Good stuff, and Hyden does do excellent work but does this mean Isbell fans will forgive him for his poor review of SMTF? Folks were pretty pissed at him at the time.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:08 pm

jh13 wrote:Good for Jason that it hasn't leaked, yet, I think this is his first album since Sirens that didn't leak way ahead of release.


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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby jh13 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:27 pm

Zip City wrote:
jh13 wrote:Good for Jason that it hasn't leaked, yet, I think this is his first album since Sirens that didn't leak way ahead of release.


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Not sure what you're saying. Maybe it's being passed around behind the scenes, but it's not in any of the major torrents sites months in advance like the last few.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby ScottyG » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:28 pm

Yeah I'm also surprised it hasn't leaked yet*, although at this point half of it is available anyway. His (and DBT's) most recent albums leaked MONTHS in advance. I never understood the point of announcing a release 4 months ahead of time. Wish everyone would go with the "surprise" model, but I'm not a business person so what do I know.

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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:19 pm

Smitty wrote:Got a sneak peek the other day; nothing earth shattering, but I think it's more my speed than the last 3 or so. Really dug it, especially Tupelo & Molotov. Pretty sure Chaos & Clothes is about Ryan Adams, similar to New South Wales being about JTE.


My first impression is that if you haven't been a fan of Jason's recent work, nothing here will change your mind. It's also not as "rocking" as advertised.

That said, there are some REALLY good songs here (the White Man's World-->If We Were Vampires-->Anxiety run is amazing).
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Tha Criddler » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:21 pm

I saw a guy sharing it the other day but he got offline the instant I saw him.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby ccollum92 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:26 am

Every forum I hop on it seems there are a few people saying it's out there but none of the usual methods seem to be turning it up for me
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:11 pm

I know Jason named this album as an ironic jab at the country music industry, but it's doubly ironic considering that there are a few tubes here that would fit comfortably in a mainstream country radio format.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby paulc » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:47 pm

I'd love an early listen
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Smitty » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:45 am

Zip City wrote:I know Jason named this album as an ironic jab at the country music industry, but it's doubly ironic considering that there are a few tubes here that would fit comfortably in a mainstream country radio format.


I don't know if it was necessarily a "jab"; he mentions in the Hyden interview that there's country songs on the record, which to my knowledge is his first actual acknowledgment of making country music. He also mentions something about his wife trying to change the Nashville sound in one of the sons (White Mans World maybe?)

He played the Grand Ole Opry recently, I believe he's embracing his country status. With that said, there is nothing that would fit on mainstream country radio in the modern day. Stapleton's songs are the exception that proves the rule.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Clams » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:53 am

As Zip mentioned, it's not the rocking record folks were hoping for. More of the same mid tempo songs with the occasional lyric that brings a tear to your eye.

As a wise man told me, it kinda sounds like the old Isbell's been neutered.

(Good for him though, if ticket sales and musical respect are any indications, it's obviously working for him).

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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:36 am

Smitty wrote:
Zip City wrote:I know Jason named this album as an ironic jab at the country music industry, but it's doubly ironic considering that there are a few tubes here that would fit comfortably in a mainstream country radio format.


I don't know if it was necessarily a "jab"; he mentions in the Hyden interview that there's country songs on the record, which to my knowledge is his first actual acknowledgment of making country music. He also mentions something about his wife trying to change the Nashville sound in one of the sons (White Mans World maybe?)

He played the Grand Ole Opry recently, I believe he's embracing his country status. With that said, there is nothing that would fit on mainstream country radio in the modern day. Stapleton's songs are the exception that proves the rule.


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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby ford911 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:42 pm

tupelo is my fave so far
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Iowan » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:42 pm

ford911 wrote:tupelo is my fave so far


Mine as well. I've spent a lot of time with it the past few days, and these were the thoughts I posted on another board:

I listened on head phones today while out picking rock and there's a lot of cool shit going on courtesy of the 400 Unit. It's not a rocker, and I wanted a rocker. We were sort of lead to believe it was a rocker, and that colored my first impressions. But rockin' ain't what Jason is about these days, and these quieter, meditative songs are still dropping some series gut-wrenching truths. Molotov hit me in the feels today.

It doesn't have the initial wow factor of Southeastern, it doesn't have the ragged fury of his earlier solo work/DBT stuff, but he's writing about a lot of the shit that goes through my head, the melodies are intricate, and there's enough here to keep me counted as a fan. The 400 Unit brings a lot to the edges of this record to keep it warm and engaging where SMTF felt awfully brittle.

Initial top 3:
Tupelo
Molotov
Last of My Kind

The only skipper is Chaos and Clothes.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Clams » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Iowan wrote:and these were the thoughts I posted on another board:

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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:42 pm

Cumberland Gap = straight Ryan Adams influence. Could fit right in on Ryan's S/T record
Tupelo - Do I hear a little Lucinda influence?
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Iowan » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:46 pm

Clams wrote:
Iowan wrote:and these were the thoughts I posted on another board:

What?!? Are you cheating on us, Iowan?


It's a sports board with a lively music discussion.

Besides, you're all a bunch of dirty whores (said in Frank Reynolds fashion)
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Iowan » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:46 pm

Zip City wrote:Cumberland Gap = straight Ryan Adams influence. Could fit right in on Ryan's S/T record
Tupelo - Do I hear a little Lucinda influence?


I don't hear any of this.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:59 pm

Iowan wrote:
Zip City wrote:Cumberland Gap = straight Ryan Adams influence. Could fit right in on Ryan's S/T record
Tupelo - Do I hear a little Lucinda influence?


I don't hear any of this.


Cumberland Gap is basically Gimme Something Good part 2
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Iowan » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:07 pm

Zip City wrote:
Iowan wrote:
Zip City wrote:Cumberland Gap = straight Ryan Adams influence. Could fit right in on Ryan's S/T record
Tupelo - Do I hear a little Lucinda influence?


I don't hear any of this.


Cumberland Gap is basically Gimme Something Good part 2


It's maybe a similar chord progression? The tempo is very different, as is the melody. FWIW, I like Gimme Something Good better.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:09 pm

a lot of it is in the production. It has that "wannabe 80's rock" thing going on that Adams has done the last two records
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Iowan » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:36 pm

Zip City wrote:a lot of it is in the production. It has that "wannabe 80's rock" thing going on that Adams has done the last two records


I definitely get that out of Adams' last two albums but just not what I hear on Cumberland Gap.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:47 pm

Iowan wrote:
Zip City wrote:a lot of it is in the production. It has that "wannabe 80's rock" thing going on that Adams has done the last two records


I definitely get that out of Adams' last two albums but just not what I hear on Cumberland Gap.


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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Vincent » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:52 pm

Clams wrote:As Zip mentioned, it's not the rocking record folks were hoping for. More of the same mid tempo songs with the occasional lyric that brings a tear to your eye.

As a wise man told me, it kinda sounds like the old Isbell's been neutered.

(Good for him though, if ticket sales and musical respect are any indications, it's obviously working for him).

For me though, Zzzz zzzzzz.


Some of these tracks have the potential to rock live. I guess we'll know shortly.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:55 pm

I still argue that Isbell never really rocked
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby jh13 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:03 am

Iowan wrote:
ford911 wrote:tupelo is my fave so far


Mine as well. I've spent a lot of time with it the past few days, and these were the thoughts I posted on another board:

I listened on head phones today while out picking rock and there's a lot of cool shit going on courtesy of the 400 Unit. It's not a rocker, and I wanted a rocker. We were sort of lead to believe it was a rocker, and that colored my first impressions. But rockin' ain't what Jason is about these days, and these quieter, meditative songs are still dropping some series gut-wrenching truths. Molotov hit me in the feels today.

It doesn't have the initial wow factor of Southeastern, it doesn't have the ragged fury of his earlier solo work/DBT stuff, but he's writing about a lot of the shit that goes through my head, the melodies are intricate, and there's enough here to keep me counted as a fan. The 400 Unit brings a lot to the edges of this record to keep it warm and engaging where SMTF felt awfully brittle.

Initial top 3:
Tupelo
Molotov
Last of My Kind

The only skipper is Chaos and Clothes.


Ha, the beauty of a new Isbell record. Chaos and Clothes might be my favorite and Tupelo is near the bottom for me.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Smitty » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:23 am

"Chaos and Clothes" sounds like something off Love is Hell, and I think that's intentional.

"Cumberland Gap" sounds vaguely Springsteenish, but nothing at all like DRA; maybe it sounds like DRA what is shooting short of in his Springsteen phase.
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Re: The Nashville Sound - June 16th

Postby Zip City » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:37 am

Smitty wrote:
"Cumberland Gap" sounds vaguely Springsteenish, but nothing at all like DRA; maybe it sounds like DRA what is shooting short of in his Springsteen phase.


When I said it sounds like DRA, I'm referring to the production and verses. The chorus sounds nothing like DRA
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