Monday, March 12, 2012

The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall

There's something almost disingenuous in the way The Jayhawks are commonly framed as yet another alt-country act. Yes, they have a country tinge. Yes, they owe a great deal to Gram Parsons. Even so, they aren't in the business of digging up the bones of long-dead confederates like so many other alt-country acts. The Jayhawks are in the business of making heart-shattering gorgeous music that just happens to have a little country lilt. Hollywood Town Hall is as good a record as they ever made. If you like really really really ridiculously good sounding music, this is for you.

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