Listening to this trio of releases from the DBTs has been a strange journey.
The vibe is much more country than the predecessors – country of a mature, slow-paced nature. So we’re talking laments and tales of woe.
It doesn’t have the energy and aggression of #1, and I must say that was the DBT incarnation that got my blood flowing and my excitement levels up. Instead of picturing them in a dangerous bar (with chicken-wire) belting it out with abandon, now I see me seated, slowly sipping a beer and swaying along on a wave of their luscious tunes and entertaining tales.
So, I’m pretty happy with this one. Female lead vocals on three tracks is a nice addition, and it breaks up with it is a long albums (19 tracks in all).
If I’d never heard The Dirty South, I’d perhaps view this album as classic. So, give it a listen.
File under: Not so bright I’d need shades