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Transcendental Blues

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Steve Earle, Transcendental Blues

Transcendental Blues

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Steve Earle
Producers:
Artemis, E-Squared
genre:
POP, Rock

We gave it an A-

Steve Earle has always resisted categorization, and here, on ”Transcendental Blues,” he’s thrown open the gates. Winding through the psychedelic title track, the ”Rubber Soul”-ish pop, the garage rock, and the lovely ”Eire meets Tennessee” ”The Galway Girl,” ”Blues” is his musical road map. And as a man who knows heartache intimately (thanks to six divorces), he outdoes himself on ”Lonelier Than Ever.” A-