11 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

JD McPherson does more than a credible job paying tribute to vintage rock ’n’ roll sounds while still sounding refreshingly cool and modern. The album’s title track nods to songs by Louis Jordan and The Cars while feeling very 2015. Producer Mark Neill (Los Straitjackets, The Black Keys) keeps a tight grip on the sound, carving out room for electric guitars, tinkling pianos, and crisp beats in a carefully manipulated space. “You Must Have Met Little Caroline?,” the Dan Auerbach cowrite “Bridgebuilder,” and the James Sutton cowrite “Precious” are timeless songs that highlight McPherson’s remarkably soulful vocals. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

JD McPherson does more than a credible job paying tribute to vintage rock ’n’ roll sounds while still sounding refreshingly cool and modern. The album’s title track nods to songs by Louis Jordan and The Cars while feeling very 2015. Producer Mark Neill (Los Straitjackets, The Black Keys) keeps a tight grip on the sound, carving out room for electric guitars, tinkling pianos, and crisp beats in a carefully manipulated space. “You Must Have Met Little Caroline?,” the Dan Auerbach cowrite “Bridgebuilder,” and the James Sutton cowrite “Precious” are timeless songs that highlight McPherson’s remarkably soulful vocals. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings
60 Ratings
Mike.NM ,

Measures Up!

I was a big fan of McPherson’s last album, Signs & Signifiers, and so I was excited for his follow up… But also a little bit nervous for him. On S&S, he captured a vintage rock and roll (almost rockabilly) sound, giving it a very subtle modern touch… I wondered how a new album would measure up. Would it be too much more of the same or, alternately, would he “grow” beyond that rock and roll sound that was so much fun? Well, there was no need to worry. On this album, McPherson showed that he’s not just a retro act, but a truly a great artist. He kept a lot of the heart of his past release, but took it in new directions, adding layers influenced by later rock, and expanding to embrace a little bit more sonic diversity across the album. The sound is completely unique but retains the best of the retro influences that McPherson’s fans love.

I don’t think that there’s a bad track on the album, and, while the songs are good enough to stand alone, it’s the kind of record that you want to listen to from beginning to end. There’s enough continuity for each song transition to make sense, but it has twists and turns that keep it very interesting. I’m impressed.

Addimom8 ,

This album is what rock and roll was built on

This album is fantastic. You you love blues rockabilly you will love this. It screams America. JD is fantastic at bringing that rock and roll of old back.

SWineDine69er ,

AWESOME

I cant beleive he joining up with Eric Church on TOUR! GREAT MUSIC JD

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