Friday, March 9, 2012

Lucero

Add Date: March 6

Artist: Lucero

Album: Women & Work

Label: ATO

Genre: Country, soul

Comments: Lucero blends the genres that have found a home in the band's great musical city of Memphis. Women & Work walks an interesting line between country and Motown that definitely works, at least for the first half of the album. The second half rejects the Motown style for more brawn, edging towards an alt-country feel. At moments Van Morrison-esque and at others Southwest barroom lamentations, Women & Work marks an attempt at a transition for Lucero; you can decide for yourself if it works.

Track 7 is the standout, while 2 and 3 exemplify the country-soul feel.

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