Album review

Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers - Things I Done Wrong

Barnes left Austin and the Livers for a new Seattle start four years back, but this record's still rooted in Texas. His voice weaves in and out of the banjo rhythms on the title track, accepting hard times in subtly twisted back-porch phrases, then a track later you're dancing, cares dissolved. T. Rex's "Broken Hearted Blues" becomes stately chamber pop, and instruments from pop's dawn, sentiment from poverty and open-hearted artistry combine in a small near-classic.

Rating: 3 / 10


Editor's Letter

The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015

Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.