|Studio album by|
|Released||May 14, 2013|
|Label||Carrot Top, Loose Music|
|The Handsome Family chronology|
|The A.V. Club||B+|
Wilderness is the ninth studio album by alternative country duo The Handsome Family. It was released in May 2013 by Carrot Top Records. Wilderness is an often surreal concept album about nature, with each song named after an animal.
The album was well received by critics: according to Metacritic, the album has received an average review score of 76/100, based on 9 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."James Monger of AllMusic noted the album's Kafkaesque, dreamlike quality, praising the "remarkably affecting" song "Wildebeest," about the death of 19th-century songwriter Stephen Foster. A.V. Club reviewer Christopher Bahn described Wilderness as "rootsy, literary country-rock that’s a little like a collaboration between Hank Williams and Edgar Allan Poe," and called it "one of the strongest, most cohesive albums of their career."
All tracks are written by The Handsome Family.
Jamey Johnson is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single "The Dollar", the title track to his 2006 album The Dollar. Johnson was dropped from BNA in 2006 and signed to Mercury Nashville Records in March 2008, releasing his second album, the gold-certified That Lonesome Song. This album produced two singles, the Top 10 hit "In Color" and "High Cost of Living". Johnson has since released two more albums, The Guitar Song in 2010 and Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran in 2012. In 2014, he released a 5-song Christmas EP titled The Christmas Song. In addition to most of his own material, Johnson has co-written singles for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Trace Adkins, George Strait, James Otto, Joe Nichols and Jessie James Decker.
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Honey Locust Honky Tonk is the nineteenth studio album by American musician Robert Pollard. It was released in July 2013 under GBV Inc. Records.
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"The Love Club" is a song by New Zealand singer Lorde, taken from her debut extended play The Love Club EP (2013). It was written by Lorde and Joel Little, while production was handled by Little. "The Love Club" addresses the befriending of "a bad crowd." Upon the release of the EP, the song was well received by music critics and peaked at number 17 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. It was certified gold by Recorded Music NZ and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for exceeding 7,500 sales and 35,000 shipments, respectively.
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