I like it.
Since I first saw Sturgill Simpson on SNL I was hooked to hear what he had coming out next. Not every album is something I am into, but these days that isn’t a big surprise. Sometimes just a few tracks are good enough to get the an album by.
This album, I get. I wasn’t so into the album prior to watching the animated feature that goes with it. It is like dropping in, at random, in a novel at random intervals trying to get what is happening with the story. Some tracks didn’t make sense. But after watching the feature all the way through, I get it. There is a story being told in the way DJ Shadow and James Lavelle got together with artists to tell a story with UNKLE in the beginning. Beastie Boys did it with ill communication and Queens of the Stone Age with ... Like Clockwork (who also had an animated story to go with the music. I love the ending quotes in the credits. I think those show Sturgill gets what is happening around him.
Mercury in Retrograde is one of the tracks peppered in that sounds like Sturgill is telling a personal story he wants us to here. It isn’t necessarily a break from the rest of the album, just kind of a stand alone story he wants us to know about.
Not every song is a big hit. Some of them sound overly processed with way too much audio distortion and tweaking of effects that ruin what otherwise would sound like a great track lying beneath a layer of near static.
I hope people enjoy the album and the animated feature.
Psychedelic Sci Funk Prog Outlaw Country!!! Dig it... I don’t believe this genres ever been done before! Sturgill continues to break new ground w/ each release
This is my first introduction to sturgill Simpson, I have looked into his other albums now but this album is just electrifying. Sexiest sound I’ve heard this year
Album of the Decade
Probably the album of the decade. This album is truly amazing. Love the new sound, every song on this album is amazing. Sturgill is a great artist. Love all of his old stuff too.
By Neutered Features
Fantastic album-if you like good music! Definitely not cookie-cutter or formulaic.
Won’t download the last two songs
By Red 2 delta
Title is pretty self explanatory, it says that the title isn’t available in my area. I live in Texas, not sure why it won’t work. Otherwise the music is great.
New to Sturgill Simpson. Really enjoyed the anime music compilation on Netflix. Really good stuff here.
This album is a prime example of an artist who wasn’t great in the first place letting their ego get the best of them. Basically a Waylon wannabe singing over electronic garbage.
I’ll admit this album is pretty cool. It’s by no means what I expected and it has a lot of Pink Floyd and the cars vibes which is really captivating to listen too. The only thing is that his voice sounds edited and echoey all the time and I can’t listen to any of these songs without being completely distracted by it. His voice is amazing and this album did it a huge disservice. I’d have loved this album had I not known what came before, but unfortunately I’m more than a little disappointed. I’ll always listen to new stuff though. The guy is a genius.
Awesome! But I have to say this!!!
By Trick-E 007
ANYONE THAT IS BASHING THIS ALBUM IS ONLY BECAUSE THEY'RE COUNTRY REDS! AND HAVE THE NERVE TO TELL STURGILL SIMPSON TO STICK TO WHAT HE KNOWS!?
HE KNOWS MUSIC AND ART!! AND THATS WHAT YOU OBVIOUSLY CANNOT GRASP! SO HOW ABOUT YOU STICK WITH WHAT YOU KNOW! NOTHING! This is exactly why I don’t listen to country! All the Country Reds are just DUH! Dumb as a box of rocks! And please post this itunes.
Country reds need to read this IF they can?? Lol