The Other Life

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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the country rock singer includes six track from 2011's Family Man recording sessions.
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  • Record Label: eOne
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Hard Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jul 26, 2013
    Oddly, the title track, a low-key ballad, is the least satisfying song on offer here. It's the only aberration. [Summer 2013, p.94]
  2. Jul 26, 2013
    The Other Life checks in at the expected redneck haunts, but with the lyrical verve of writers from further afield.
  3. Jul 26, 2013
    Box these sounds whichever way you want to, but they are all Shooter Jennings, and as music, The Other Life is all killer, no filler.
  4. Q Magazine
    Jul 26, 2013
    Dark and greasy, The Other Life is where Shooter's past and present finally come to terms with each other. [Aug 2013, p.105]
  5. Jul 26, 2013
    The Other Life is a showpiece for Jennings' familial knack for outlaw-country hell-raising.
  6. Mojo
    Jul 26, 2013
    Here he achieves immediate take-off with a version of Nilsson's The Flying Saucer Song that could fit neatly on The Dark Side Of The Moon without too many people noticing. [Aug 2013, p.92]
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  1. Oct 13, 2016
    Shooter Jennings' "The Other Life" both wraps itself in tropes of outlaw country and explicitly rejects being typecasted as a knockoff.Shooter Jennings' "The Other Life" both wraps itself in tropes of outlaw country and explicitly rejects being typecasted as a knockoff. Opening with The Flying Saucer Song bucks expectations of conformity to a standard country album. At times it almost seems like the spirit of a rapper inside the country music playground. On Outlaw You he actively disses and mocks "bro" country, polished image country singers. As the son of country royalty he knows real when he sees it and he plays the Waylon's my daddy card for good and not evil. Honesty seems to be a priority in Jennings writing. The songs generally seem to come from a personal place that couldn't come from any other source. Some really unique sounds snuck into rootin tootin rolling outlaw numbers. Expand