Monday, December 18, 2017

Ken's Top 10 of 2017 - #2: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Sidelong

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers hit such a sweet spot for me. Their latest album, Sidelong, is a collection of fun, dark, whiskey soaked country punk tunes. If the definition of outlaw country is too rock n roll for country and too country for rock n roll, Sidelong spits in both genres' faces and does whatever they feel like. You'll get enough twang to satisfy your country itch along with enough attitude to chase away the hokeyness the classic country twang can bring along. That's what is so great about Sarah Shook & The Disarmers: Most bands go too far into the classic country thing and become almost cartoonish copies of what classic country is supposed to be. This band goes that far, but play music far too badass for that foolishness.

Songs of note: "Keep the Home Fires Burnin'," "The Nail," and "Fuck Up."

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