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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the country singer was produced by Dave Cobb.
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  1. May 21, 2014
    92
    If you don’t like country music, don’t bother. But if you do have an ear for Waylon and Willie and the boys, then you’ll find plenty to love.
  2. Jul 1, 2014
    80
    Where Simpson truly scores is in the ease with which he ponders life’s bigger questions while couching them in familiar country language and sounds.
  3. 80
    Simpson lets his band, and his songs, do the talking on Metamodern Sounds, which is surely one of the very best straight up country records of 2014.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    80
    A great country music record. Nothing less. [Oct 2014, p.91]
  5. Jun 19, 2014
    78
    Metamodern Sounds in Country Music uses the genre's classic narratives to obscure right and wrong in the search for higher truths.
  6. May 21, 2014
    77
    Nothing else on Metamodern is quite so bold or quite so dense as “Turtles All the Way Down”, but Simpson comes across as a man deeply dissatisfied with the easy answers country music typically passes along as wisdom.
  7. Jun 11, 2014
    60
    These nine songs are dusty and determined, stoic ruminations on hard luck and happenstance.

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  1. Jul 14, 2014
    8
    As great as these songs are, it is an injustice not to hear them live to get the true depth and energy of these songs. The lyrical feel and attitude beat anything coming out in punk/rock today. Sturgill is going to be around for a long time! Expand