Readers’ Pick: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World by The Decemberists

THE DECEMBERISTS, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World edges out RYAN BINGHAM, Fear and Saturday Night as your favorite for the week of January 20, 2015. Poll Results   Readers’ Top Picks – Winter 2015 JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, Absent Fathers (17) THE DECEMBERISTS, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (13) RYAN […]

Readers’ Pick: Absent Fathers by Justin Townes Earle

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, Absent Fathers beats out ERIC SARDINAS, Boomerang as your favorite for the week of January 13, 2015. Poll Results Readers’ Top Picks – Winter 2015 JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, Absent Fathers (17) ERIC SARDINAS, Boomerang (7) JOSHUA RADIN, Onward and Sideways (2) CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN, The Balcony (1) New Poll

Covers and Tributes of 2014

As we wait for 2015 to gain steam, enjoy a playlist of cover songs and tributes from 2014 which includes a Sturgill Simpson cover of When in Rome’s 1998 hit The Promise and a Lydia Loveless cover of Kirsty MacColl’s 1979 hit They Don’t Know. Sturgill Simpson, The Promise Lydia Loveless, They Don’t Know (live) Covered Dishes (2014), […]

Editors’ Pick: Best Album of 2014: Joe Fletcher, “You’ve Got The Wrong Man”… Plus More

Joe Fletcher, You Got The Wrong Man album cover

Official Twangville Album of 2014: Joe Fletcher, You’ve Got The Wrong Man It’s official. Joe Fletcher‘s You’ve Got the Wrong Man edges out Lydia Loveless‘s Somewhere Else for the Twangville best album of 2014. This list combines best of year picks from our Twangville authors plus the Readers’ Tops which you helped us create. Congrats […]

Readers’ Pick: Best Album of 2014: Sturgill Simpson, “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music”

And so it has been decided. With 30 votes out of a total of 93, Sturgill Simpson‘s “Metamodern Sounds in Country Music” beat out Lydia Loveless‘s “Somewhere Else” for the official Twangville readers favorite album of 2014. Thanks to all who participated. We’ll include your picks into our fancy algorithm for the soon to be released […]

Tom’s Picks: Best of 2014

Album of the Year: Noah Gundersen, Ledges My pick for album of the year is Noah Gundersen’s Ledges. The up and coming singer-songwriter from Seattle, nails it with Ledges. It’s a family affair as his sister, Abby, joins in on vocals including album opener “Poor Man’s Son” which simply stops time as it blends effortlessly into […]

Readers’ Pick: Best Album of 2014 Nominations

We’re going to try something different this year with our Readers’ Pick. Last year, I started the list with the best of our Reader’s Pick polls for each week. This year, we’ll start from zero and build the list from there. The rules: You get one nomination. So use discretion and pick the best. If you […]

Peace, Twang, and Turkey Grease: A Thanksgiving Toast 2014

It’s that time of year again. A time to stuff ourselves with stuffing (of course) but more importantly a time of gratitude and reflection. Here at Twangville, like elsewhere in the states as well as other parts of the globe, that’s what we like to do. As Twangville enters its 10th year of existence in 2015, […]