Shooter Jennings - Shooter [LP] (download)
Shooter Jennings’ new self-titled album hits all the right notes for a nouveau outlaw country LP. Rollicking hell raisin’ beer drinkin’ track? Got it. Moody, lovelorn balladry? It’s here. Song about how great Texas is? But of course. It’s an eclectic, well-rounded album where the songwriting exists for songwriting sake; Jennings has said he wanted to write songs that gave people a break from politically divisive art, to return to a familiar, down-home feel. As a result, there’s a timeless quality to the tracks on Shooter. Come to let the good times roll (“D.R.U.N.K."), stay for the hurts-so-good closing track (“Denim & Diamonds”).