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New West Records


Reviews


Ben Lee (2009)


The Rebirth of Venus
Catchy, hook-filled pop rock on euphoric seventh album from Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee


Buffalo Tom (2007)


Bad Phone Call
Underwhelming first new single in nine years from Boston-based hardcore band Buffalo Tom


Deslondes (2017)


Hurry Home
Versatile second album from New Orleans country/rhythm and blues band the Deslondes which finds them expanding into psychedelia and gospel


Drive By Truckers (2009)


Live From Austin TX
Excellent CD/DVD set, comprising together much acclaimed alt.country act Drive By Truckers's 2007 set, and recorded and filmed for the New West label's 'Live in Austin, Tx' series


Drive-By Truckers (2011)


Ugly Buildings, Whores and Politicians
Worthy, but flawed career retrospective from seminal Atlanta alt-country band, the Drive-By Truckers


Hamell on Trial (2014)


The Happiest Man in the World
Witty and abrasively satirical ninth album from New York-based singer-songwriter and stand-up comedian, Hamell on Trial


James McMurtry (2021)


The Horses and the Hounds
First new album in seven years from singer songwriter and guitarist James McMurtry which features killer stories and raucous guitar



Jason Isbell (2008)


Live at Twist and Shout
Subtle collision of southern rock, country and soul on highly impressive new six song live mini album from former Drive By Truckers guitarist, Jason Isbell.


John Hiatt (2008)


Same Old Man
Stunning latest album from 56 year old John Hiatt which, after a slightly shaky start, reveals itself to be what could arguably be the strongest set of songs he has recorded in his long career


John Hiatt (2010)


The Open Road
Excellent country rock on latest album from Indiana-based singer-songwriter, John Hiatt


John Hiatt (2012)


Mystic Pinball
Heartbreaking, but often witty examinations of life, love and failure on excellent latest album from acclaimed American singer-songwriter, John Hiatt


Jordan Zevon (2008)


Insides Out
Excellent debut album from Jordan Zevon, the son of cult artist Warren Zevon, whose music in contrast to his Dad's has a massive and commerical pop sound


Kacy and Clayton (2020)


Carrying On
Fine, potentially breakthrough album from young Saskatchewan country duo Kacy and Clayton


Lily and Madeleine (2016)


Keep It Together
After two albums on Sufjan Stevens’ label, Indiana duo Lily and Madeleine move to New West Records for their third album where they take their sound in a slightly different direction



Lily and Madeleine (2019)


Canterbury Girls
Fourth album from Lily and Madeleine which is the sisters’ most diverse yet fascinating set of songs to date


Old 97's (2008)


Blame It On Gravity
Often impressive seventh album from seasoned Americana band the Old 97's, which despite being not always totally successful, provides some fine moments


Steve Earle (2021)


J.T.
Thoughtful and emotive album from Steve Earle, in which he pays tribute to his son Justin Townes Earle who died of an accidental drugs overdose last year by covering a collection of Justin’s songs


Various (2010)


The Best is Yet to Come: The Songs of Cy Coleman
Excellent compilation album which featuring contributions from a collection of female artists including Fiona Apple, Madeline Peyroux and Patty Griffin reworks thirteen of the songs of legendary New York songwriter Cy Coleman


Various (2012)


Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe
Fine tribute compilation from a collection of up-and-coming artists to British singer-songwriter, Nick Lowe


Whigs (2013)


Enjoy the Company
Predictable and cliched Americana on fourth album from Athen, Georgia-basd one-time alternative rockers, the Whigs







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