What are you listening to now?


#2505

Not a porker. Just has a Germanic build.


#2506

I love it when you call me big porker.


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#2511

this is for all you Daddies out there…this made me fucking cry this morning…thanks Jason.


#2512

That one is an instant classic.

There are so many good songs on that album. I think it is as good or better than anything he’s released so far, and that is saying a lot.


#2513

yep. i agree :slight_smile:


#2514

I’m not even a dad and it made me cry!

I think it’s a pretty good album; I still like Southeastern more, but overall quite solid. I always find there’s about 2–4 songs on any one of his albums that I just don’t really like.


#2515

I’ve never really understood the lovefest for Jason Isbell. I’ve tried to get into his stuff but it just never did anything for me. I mean I REALLY TRIED. I’ve listened to all of his albums at least a few times. Even the stuff with DBT. He’s got a handful of really good songs but overall I find him to be a snoozefest. His albums are kind of like a throwback to the old school country albums in that there’s one or two really good songs on each & the rest is mostly filler. But, music is subjective & people connect with it on different levels & at their own pace. I could give Jason Isbell another try in a year or so & fall completely in love with his stuff. But, for now I have to pass.


#2516

:roll_eyes: :thinking:

On that note “cover me up” and “elephant” are some amazing songs


#2517

Decoration Day and God Damn Lonely Love are pretty alright too.

#understatement


#2518

Yeah, I could see that. I never really cared for DBT in any case; the Southeastern album grabbed me, but even that there’s a number of songs on there I don’t care for. That said, Cover Me Up is probably my favorite song of his out of everything. Traveling Alone is a close second:


#2519

As much as I truly love Jason and listen to him a lot and see him live a lot, I will forever not like Super 8 and Codeine. At the shows, since one of the two inevitably will be played, I use those times to go to the bathroom, get a drink, etc.

Agreed that each album has a couple of songs I would eliminate. But even an 80% great album by Isbell is still better than most out there in terms of songwriting with truth and heart. :heart:


#2520

I love traveling alone and speed trap town

My two personal faves…


#2521

Those are the exact songs I am thinking of!

Today’s vibe:


#2522

He has some songs I really like but just not enough of them. And I wasn’t joking when I said I could turn to his albums again & be blown away. I have a pattern of doing about faces like that where music is concerned.
I adored Wilco from the beginning. But, I could not get into A Ghost Is Born , Sky Blue Sky or Wilco (The Album) until several years later.
I could not get into Elvis Costello for the longest time. Now he’s a go to for me & I think he should at least get mentioned in greatest all time songwriter conversations.
As a teenager I detested Bob Dylan. I was a college radio/indie rock guy. But, now I’ll say there will never be a better songwriter in my lifetime or even long after I’m gone.
Just because Jason Isbell puts me to sleep now doesn’t mean he will in eight months. I might listen to him tonight. I go through long bouts of insomnia & when I listened to his new album while sitting in my recliner I went out like a light for at least 30 minutes.


#2523

I bounce around a bit as well and definitely get on and off of kicks on songwriters I love.

Speaking of Elvis Costello, did you see this new release of his?


#2524

No, I didn’t know about the new EC song!! Thanks!! I need to frequent artist’s websites more or do the one thing I’ve vowed never to do & start doing the social media thing so I get alerts about stuff like this.