11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded in Nashville alongside a cast of top-flight studio musicians, Jake Bugg embraces a palette of warm Americana on his fourth full-length. Hearts That Strain is the Nottingham songwriter's most consistent record to date, thanks to the graceful country lilt of tunes like “This Time,” “Bigger Love,” and “Southern Rain.” When he launches into the uptempo rockabilly ramble of “Burn Alone,” it's no less convincing, especially when Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach enters with a buzzing guitar lead.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Recorded in Nashville alongside a cast of top-flight studio musicians, Jake Bugg embraces a palette of warm Americana on his fourth full-length. Hearts That Strain is the Nottingham songwriter's most consistent record to date, thanks to the graceful country lilt of tunes like “This Time,” “Bigger Love,” and “Southern Rain.” When he launches into the uptempo rockabilly ramble of “Burn Alone,” it's no less convincing, especially when Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach enters with a buzzing guitar lead.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
61 Ratings
61 Ratings
Review 2001 ,

Disappointed

What happened? This album is too comercial....can we get the old Jake back?

mem972488 ,

not impressed

I loved Jake's first two albums they were raw and full of rough emotions and the rocker feel really got to me. I can tell this album was produced in nashville by the way it sounds like elavator music. Its boring and lifeless. And Noah Cyrus feature? Can we not do that? Lacking in chemistry there a lot...

darkkhaki ,

It's different...

Could have rated it 4 stars as the melodies, vocals, and band are very good...what seems to be missing are Jakes prominent guitar picking/strumming from past albums...2 maybe 3 songs, the rest are sorely lacking.

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