Neko Case-Middle Cyclone

Neko Case Middle Cyclone:

Case does not disappoint. This album brims with beautiful arrangements mournful lyrics, and Case’s thunderous voice. This album will grab you and probably never let go.

Rating: 14/15 Lovelorn tornadoes

Southeast Engine- From The Forest to The Sea

Southeast Engine From The Forest to The Sea:

A musically solid and lyrically exceptional alt-country record. Some of the slower songs can drag a little, but all the up-tempo numbers are intense and rocking.

Rating: 13/15 Appalachian trains

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit-Selftitled

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Selftitled:

Radio friendly country rock. This sounds like a lot of bands getting airplay are going for. Clean production, three chords, and heartfelt lyrics. The difference being, Isbell is genuine and talented.

Rating: 12/15 Bands whose albums weren’t recorded in a basement on a Tascam