Album Review – DIRTY JEANS AND MUDSLIDE HYMNS – John Hiatt

Sample “Damn This Town” on You Tube from DIRTY JEANS AND MUDSLIDE HYMNS by John Hiatt

John Hiatt

Dear Music Appreciators,

Here are three reasons to buy this music:

1. The words, music, and production are clear, straight-shootin’, and catchy. These are the kinds of songs that are easy to learn the words to and sing along to within just the first couple of spins.

2. Hiatt’s voice and singing style is warm, seasoned, and comfortable – like slipping back into your old jean jacket on the first crisp day of fall.

3. The overall feel of the album is atmospheric and romantic against a traditional, good ol’ rock n’ roll background – these feel like songs one might hear in one of those movie scenes with the crack local band at the small town outdoor dance – lights strung around the dance floor, a few characters in cowboy hats, the obligatory alternating between dance songs and ballads, the couple that sneaks away from the floor to slow dance alone under the stars together…

FOR FANS OF: Springsteen, Steve Earle, Warren Zevon, Nick Lowe

TOP TRACKS: “Damn This Town,” “All the Way Under,” “Don’t Wanna Leave You Now”

FINAL GRADE: B+

Sincerely,

Constant Listener

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