Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jason Isbell

It's no doubt that Jason Isbell had the best singing voice (not to mention the most radio-friendly) during his short time in the Drive-By Truckers. He would contribute some of the band's best and most catchy songs like Daylight, Richard/Manuel, Goddamn Lonely Love, Outfits and the epic Decoration Day. I'm aware that he put out two solo records after he left, but this latest one, Here We Rest, is my first. It seems to me his forte is writing personal relationship-type songs. So if you're a fan of his DBT stuff, then there's no reason not to like this new one. Americana forever.