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rsb831
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NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
He is strange but interesting.

Sturgill Simpson Leaves His Old Sound (and the Spotlight) In The Rear View

Two years ago, the Nashville disrupter won a Grammy and a new kind of country music stardom. Then he realized he wanted something different.

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Next week he’ll release “Sound & Fury,” his fourth album, and first since “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” which went to No. 3 on the Billboard album chart in 2016 and later won the Grammy for best country album. “Sailor’s Guide” was an intimate song cycle about fatherhood that became one of the most acclaimed country — or country-adjacent — albums in recent memory. “Sound & Fury” is an album full of songs fired in the caldron of that new success: resentful, agonized, seething. It is also not a country album. It’s high-viscosity Southern rock à la ZZ Top, with a potent rhythmic undertow. “A sleazy synth-rock dance record,” he said, citing John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers’ album with Eric Clapton, and also the Bee Gees, Cheap Trick, T. Rex and La Roux as touchstones.


TheSlizzardKing
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
I’m a fan, but if I’m being honest I’m a little nervous about this one. The first single he released was just ok for me. Hopefully he gives us another classic and not something mediocre he tried too hard to make “Different”


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slinger1317
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
I know this guy is a Music Board darling, but I just can't get into him. I've tried a couple times and wanted to like his stuff, but it just seems unorganized and bland for all the hype he gets.


Twenty 49
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
Ray Charles made a good country album, so you never know. Could be great. Dude is certainly talented enough to make a good rock record.


Sayre
Felixville, La
Member since Nov 2011
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
Honestly, I find myself listening to Sunday Valley more than his solo stuff.

I'm just not fired up for this one at all. What I've heard so far wasn't anything special. But I am kinda intrigued to see the film an see how it all fits together. Who knows, it might be awesome.


GaryGator
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
I agree. That Sunday Valley album is brilliant.


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tilco
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Member since Nov 2013
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
The first song off sound and fury sucks.

His last album really was overhyped as frick.

We need to accept that high top and meta modern Sturgill ain’t walking through the door again.


Rize
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Yup. New song is terrible.


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CocoLoco
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
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His last album really was overhyped as frick.


to you. I have it well above High Top, and a slight notch below Metamodern, which I consider one of the 10 best albums of the decade.


LoneStarTiger
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
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We need to accept that high top and meta modern Sturgill ain’t walking through the door again.



good. This new Sturgill is far more interesting


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AUjim
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
I understand that everyone wants him to make more country music records. But he's said from day one that he wasn't going to be the outlaw country savior. I reckon people are disappointed that he is actually sticking to that...

Also, Sailor's Guide is fantastic.


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prostyleoffensetime
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Member since Aug 2009
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
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I have it well above High Top, and a slight notch below Metamodern


This.

Metamodern
Sailor’s Guide
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High Top Mountain


I’m curious to see what he’s got on the 27th... Wasn’t all that impressed with the single he released a couple weeks ago, but I’ve got hope that there will still be some good stuff. The response by the “he’s the savior of country music” crowd will likely be more entertaining than the album.

I would love about an infinite amount more content similar to Metamodern, but that’s obviously not happening.


hobotiger
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Asbury Park, NJ
Member since Nov 2007
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
I am pumped, Stone Pony just announced he is playing there October 8.


Sayre
Felixville, La
Member since Nov 2011
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
Sailors Guide has grown on me a lot more over the last couple years. It's really a great album, just we all have our particulars and the previous stuff just rings my bell more.

There's a purity and a fire in Sunday Valley that is just off the charts.
This post was edited on 9/24 at 4:14 pm


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DeltaTigerDelta
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
LINK
Sturgill Simpson Announces New Tour Where 100% Of Proceeds Will Benefit Special Forces Members & Their Families


Sayre
Felixville, La
Member since Nov 2011
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re: NYTimes profile on Sturgill Simpson
Yeah, I just got the email from Bandcamp about that. I'd go to the San Francisco show but I'm splitting town that day.


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