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The Nashville Sound

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

The Nashville Sound

Sixth full-length solo album and third credited with the 400 Unit from the former Drive-By Trucker man and produced by Dave Cobb

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Southeastern/Thirty Tigers
UK Release date
16/06/2017
US Release date
16/06/2017
  1. 9.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Isbell, maybe better than anyone else on the planet, can tap into the polarizing societal veins of the country’s manias, and transform them into anthems for—hopefully—much better days ahead
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  2. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Sees Isbell swaggering confidently along the rockier edge of his range - as usual - he's at his best on the reflective ballads. Print edition only

  3. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    It's difficult to think of another artist that so consistently delivers surprising, engaging, and beautiful work that so works with an audience that's universal
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  4. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    Isbell writes material that addresses our bewildering times while referencing timeless themes
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  5. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The work of a classic artist in one of the most prolonged purple patches in any musician’s career. Truly spellbinding
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  6. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Although it feels easy to take the trendy tack and say they’re exactly the kind of songs the world could use right now, it doesn’t make it any less true
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The 400 Unit join Jason Isbell on a personal and strong set of songs tuned to modern American life and the past we can never recapture
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Compared to those of his contemporaries, these songs are still miles ahead
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  9. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It does possess, in spades, the kind of blue-collar concerns that have traditionally furnished country music’s backbone
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  10. 8.0 |   The Music

    There's a bigger - perhaps more open - approach to the songs here while retaining their confessional candour
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  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    He couches his anxieties in simple but poetic language as his band find the sweet spot between country and rock. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is convincing evidence that the Nashville sound can and should encompass more than just country
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  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Hews closely to the laid-back roots-country palette Isbell has honed over his past several albums with producer Dave Cobb
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  14. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    His new album with the 400 Unit feels a little one-note, but Jason Isbell can still rouse with an anthem and show off his gritty country and even breezy pop skills
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  15. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The Nashville Sound isn't a bad record by any estimation, but there are flat moments.
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