SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

The Nashville Sound
By

Rating
Album: The Nashville Sound
# Song Title   Time
1)    Last of My Kind
2)    Cumberland Gap
3)    Tupelo
4)    White Man's World
5)    If We Were Vampires
6)    Anxiety
7)    Molotov
8)    Chaos and Clothes
9)    Hope the High Road
10)    Something to Love
 

Album: The Nashville Sound
# Song Title   Time
1)    Last of My Kind
2)    Cumberland Gap
3)    Tupelo
4)    White Man's World
5)    If We Were Vampires
6)    Anxiety
7)    Molotov
8)    Chaos and Clothes
9)    Hope the High Road
10)    Something to Love
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Jason Isbell took solo credit on his breakthrough albums Southeastern (2013) and Something More Than Free (2015), while 2017's The Nashville Sound is credited to Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. Give the album a spin and it doesn't take long to figure out why. While this is as impressive a showcase for Isbell's talents as a songwriter and vocalist as his previous two albums, this set delivers a richer and more eclectic sound, and this time around, the performances matter just as much as the songs. The Nashville Sound is a less explicitly autobiographical album than Isbell's earlier releases, and the more varied tone of the ten tracks helps to emphasize the thematic strength of Isbell's storytelling, with the electric guitar work of Isbell and Sadler Vaden, the keyboards of Derry Deborja, and the violin of Amanda Shires lending these numbers a wide range of tones and moods. From the crashing dynamics of "Anxiety," the understated dread of "White Man's World," and the spare acoustic approach of "If We Were Vampires" to the guitar-fueled fury of "Hope the High Road," the New South vs. Old South rock of "The Cumberland Gap," and the bittersweet bluegrass-styled confessions of "Something to Love," this is a set of outstanding songs that registers as the work of a great band, as well as the craft of a world-class tunesmith. Isbell was already a gifted artist when he first gained public visibility with the Drive-By Truckers, but The Nashville Sound finds him growing from strength to strength, and it reaffirms his place as one of the best and most emotionally affecting artists working in roots music today. ~ Mark Deming
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Musically, THE NASHVILLE SOUND hints at Isbell's bar band roots on up-tempo rockers like 'Cumberland Gap' and 'Hope the High Road.'"

Magnet - "Marked by a tangible intimacy and warmth and loaded with crisp performances from the 400 Unit, this is a true band album. It also happens to feature Isbell's finest songwriting to date..."

Mojo (Publisher) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he former Drive By Trucker's latest certainly does have that Nashville sound: clear and resonant and with an emphasis on note-perfect simplicity. Yet Isbell's songs go way beyond standard country fantasy, typically tapping into the sadness of finding yourself at odds with the world."

Paste (magazine) - "[T]riumphant in its topical resonance....Whether delivering heart-wrenching lines on the crumbling of the American Dream, or the crumbling of a relationship, each is given an equal shake, and that makes his songs unreasonably powerful."

Pitchfork (Website) - "'Hope the High Road,' with its heartfelt instructions for living a better life, is rousing enough to earn a place on future setlists....'Cumberland Gap' is another highlight...it gains its momentum entirely from the 400 Unit's mighty performance."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
Home » Music » Pop » Southern Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Nashville Sound on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top