Album review

Mark Selby - Dirt

Mark Selby has penned tunes for artists more commercial than he (Dixie Chicks, Wynonna Judd, etc), but his own work tends more towards gritty roots rock à la John Hiatt. Dirt spills burnished, sepia-toned Americana out of every pore. "Back Door To My Heart" is the kind of ballad that should have found its way onto the last Solomon Burke album, while "If The World Was Mine"suggests nothing so much as King Of America-era Elvis Costello filtered through Jackson Browne. Selby also throws in some roadhouse rockers for good measure.

Rating: 3 / 10


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