Tuesday, January 12, 2010

TK # 14 - Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues (2000)

With Guitar Town, Steve Earle altered my music listening forever. With Transcendental Blues, Earle capped a remarkable five album run with his best record since that debut. The crackling buzz that slowly ushers in the title track’s existential meditation is right at home with the Gaelic affair exuberantly brought to life in “Galway Girl”. And nothing trumps the desperate but knowing plea from the oft-married Earle on the album’s best track “I Don’t Want to Lose You Yet”.

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