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Justin Townes Earle might not be the greatest songwriter in the world but he is certainly the most consistently excellent songwriter in 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Earle has written, recorded and released 20 perfect songs. Absolutely flawless jewels.
Justin Townes Earle’s Single Mothers towers above the week. A pathetic three star review in Rolling Stone and a general missing the point of perfection by everybody else, this is maybe the album of the year. It must be Top Five. What price doing the work of a lifetime and people not listening?
Single Mothers – Justin Towne Earles – Consider slight because it holds its depth close to its vest, this is a perfect album on every single level, in less than half an hour and no more than 10 songs, JTE nails every single song with flawless every single thing – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A
If I wanted to start a fight I might claim it isn’t so ambitious, it is just what it is and no more. But my heart wouldn’t be in it, not when what Singles Mothers is is one perfect song after another. Justin is a musical genius, one of our greatest living songwriters and this is a great achievement.
South Georgia Sugar Babe – Justin Townes Earle – “My baby, she’s half as crazy as me, and like I said it’s been a long time…”. The genes coming through, the flex of the writing muscle, and the long instrumental bridge, all comes together on an early minor classic – A
In 2012, and despite a lousy live show, I called Justin Townes Earle’s Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now the album of the year and though we are only two songs deep into Earle’s September 9th, 2014 Single Mothers, they are both masterpieces and let me go out on a limb here and say, the new Earle has all the hallmarks of a masterpiece as well.
White Gardenias – Justin Townes Earle – In which Steve’s little boy completes the transformation into a major country songwriter with this slide guitar haunted melodic stroke which promises that his 2012 rock nyc album of the year was no fluke – A