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Making Singles, Drinking Doubles

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Making Singles Drinking Doubles

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Bloodshot

We gave it an A-

Countering heartfelt technique with hipster humor, this singles comp demonstrates why Chicago-based Bloodshot is the most vital country label working beyond the fringe. Musicologists can debate Bloodshot’s notions of authenticity, but all of its artists — Ryan Adams, Kelly Hogan, Neko Case, etc. — work within the genre’s boundaries, even when covering Madonna’s ”Like a Virgin” or Funkadelic’s ”Maggot Brain.”