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[Album Review] Drive-By Truckers - Go Go Boots

"Go Go Boots" Drive-By Truckers Musical Style:  Alternative Country Drive-By Truckers has been active for over 15 years and they released their 11th album in February.  The album was released on ATO Records and marks the eighth album produced by David Barbe.  The album has a soulful quality to it, but the souls presented in some of the songs aren't really interesting. We start out with the song "I Do Believe" that has a nice flow to it and guides us through a child-like story of unconditional love.  Then we get the title track that has a slow guitar entrance and mournful pacing that is enticing.  Here is a quick video explaining some aspects of the album: If you haven't already, you should check out more of the Go-Go Boots episodes that tell about the inspiration behind the album and some of the interesting stories behind the band. It gives you insight into a soulful band that has been around for a long time and is exploring new music. This album contains two covers by Eddie Hinton in "Where's Eddie" and "Everybody Needs Love" and both are really good, especially "Everybody Needs Love." There are also other good songs like "Assholes" and you can't help but stomp your feet to songs "The Weakest Man" and "Pulaski." I will say that the last half of the album is probably the strongest. Some songs are pretty interesting, but a couple of them feel pretty underwhelming and dull at points. Overall This is a strong effort by Drive-By Truckers to create something that is yearning and deep, but sometimes I feel like energy is sacrificed in an effort to manufacture "soul."   The album has its strong points and if you are fan of the band you will no doubt like it.  I especially like the cover of "Everybody Needs Love" and most of the second half of the album.  It's a strong effort by the band, but sometimes I couldn't connect with some of the music.  I think the album has both strong and weak points, but it is something you should give a chance. -Soren Nieminen

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