Category: Folk

sad clowns and hillbillies 0

John Mellencamp – Sad Clowns and Hillbillies – 2017

I started to listen to John Mellencamp when the Lonesome Jubilee came out. When was that? 1987? During that time he was still calling himself John Cougar Mellencamp. There’s actually a rather long story about his name. From the early days, it was just John Cougar and as far as I know that was due to record company demands. But nowadays – on Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, he uses his real name and has done...

From Within 0

Andreas Aleman – From Whithin – 2017

There is at least two prior albums to From Within from Andreas Aleman. These are both listed och Rate Your Music but From Within isn’t – yet. On the other hand, there are seven albums on CDbaby including this one. That tells me that Andreas Aleman is no beginner. That it pretty obvious when you hear the music too. I don’t need to hear the previous albums to recognize that this voice is a voice...

Mental Illness 0

Aimee Mann – 2017 – Mental Illness

When I first started listen to Mental Illness with the sole purpose to review it I wasn’t very impressed. I thought it was slow and not very energizing. Now I realize that this was never the purpose anyway. On the contrary, this is a very soothing album. I’ve raised it several steps on the rating scale since I first started listening to it. Now I find it really good. It took me a while before...