It’s About Time by Hank Williams Jr.

It’s About Time Hank Williams Jr. ★☆☆☆ Obsessed with his legacy, Bocephus declares himself mentally trapped in 1975, and there’s no arguing that.         From the opening notes of “Are You Ready For The Country,” it’s clear that Hank Williams, Jr’.s mission on this album is to cement himself in the pantheon. Considering that he’s Hank Williams Jr, that seems a bit unnecessary; but I suppose when you built your name on Outlaw Country and Southern Rock, the impulse to pretend you’re an outsider sticks around. It’s About Time does his legacy no favors, though: just take “God and Guns,” which reads and sounds like...
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Countach (For Giorgio) by Shooter Jennings

Countach (For Giorgio) Shooter Jennings ★★★★ Countach (For Giorgio) is an always interesting, and often incredible, explosion of the deep seventies.       The seventies were the decade of punk and disco, of Pinochet and Thatcher and the Historic Compromise, when AIDS and Reagan loomed. It's when Outlaw Country came into its own, the same way that cyberpunk would later in the decade; by positioning itself explicitly against the work of women in the genre the decades prior. Which is all a way of saying that as left field as outlaw disco might sound on its face, Shooter Jennings' Countach (For Giorgio) actually makes plenty of sense....
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