Everyone is doing it. And Peer Pressure™works! Our friends and fans have been posting their top 10 high school albums all over the web, listing off the records they spun the most in their teenage years. It got our memories jogging (or "yogging" - it may be a soft "j") and we couldn't help but share our favorite teen obsessions,...Read more
Hey look at (Grammy nominated!) Robbie Fulks sidled up between Loretta Lynn and Beyonce! He's a diva in our hearts.
The A.V. Club is in good company including Lydia Loveless's Real on their list of the 20 Best Albums of 2016. Writer Annie Zaleski nailed it in her description of the album here. "Musically, Real finds Loveless boldly building on her classic-rock-meets-alt-country grit to include vintage country, wiry indie-rock,...Read more
We're seeing Lydia Loveless's album Real all over best-of-2016 lists (and rightfully so!) but Paste Magazine has also recognized Lydia's authentic, in-your-face live show. Here she lands on Paste's list of the 25 best live acts of 2016 (alongside, oh you know, The Boss, LCD Soundsystem, and freaking PRINCE).
Our pal at NPR Ann Powers also included Upland Stories on her Top 10 Albums list, with a beautiful write-up!
Lydia Loveless's Real is #12 and Robbie Fulks's Upland Stories is #15 on Rolling Stone's list of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2016.
On Real, Rolling Stone says Lydia is "as fiery as ever on her fourth album, but she's also expanded her emotional range."
And Fulks's Upland Stories is "old-timey and bluegrass arrangements that are understated enough to where you...Read more
Lydia Loveless's scorching new song "Same to You" is on Vulture's list of the 6 Best New Songs of the Week! (And how cool do she and Miguel look together in this image?!)
Paste Magazine wrote up a list of the 50 Best Alt-Country Albums of All Time and included four Bloodshot releases on this outstanding list (Robbie Fulks's Country Love Songs, Justin Townes Earle's Harlem River Blues, The Bottle Rockets' The Brooklyn Side, and Ryan Adams's Heartbreaker). And other albums by current and former...Read more
Ann Powers nails it in her testimonial: "Longtime Chicagoan Fulks captures the fatalism of a heartlander who recognizes that, in a nation pledged to constant motion, to stay put is to be...Read more
Rolling Stone made a list of the 35 most anticipated country albums of 2016, and The Waco Brothers make a mighty appearance for their upcoming album Going Down in History! See the Wacos high-kicking in Rolling Stone here.
"Time-honored country-punk formula of Half-Cash/Half-Clash, with the sound turned way up and the polish way, way down." - Rolling Stone Country
We haven't heard a better relevant quotation in 2015, so we're gonna quote the wise Marc Maron again: "Ranking artists and making lists is a dead culture's version of intellectualism."
And once again, we're holding on to that dead culture with cold, lifeless fingers. We're a dying breed in a lot of ways. It’s time to look back on this...Read more
"Not to be confused with that lethal motorcycle gang that’s been making headlines, this jittery, jangling Southern rock band promises to remain “still sober after all these beers.” Believe it at your...Read more
"The Mekons aren’t a band in any normal sense, may not exist, and can be accurately described only by using the sort of superlatives that would make most normal people throw up their hands in skeptical exasperation, all of which makes them a problem for those who love them. After all, I can tell you that at their...Read more