Tom Sinclair
August 10, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

No Better Than This

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
John Mellencamp
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

John Mellencamp is such an old-timey, small-town kind of guy that he recorded his new album in mono. That’s entirely fitting, since quite a few of this baker’s dozen of new tunes (produced by T Bone Burnett) sound like lost classics plucked from scratchy old 78 rpm discs. Compelling and heartfelt, No Better Than This feels tantalizingly timeless. Recommended to anyone who’s spent the ? past few years obsessively revisiting Bob Dylan’s Love and Theft. A?

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