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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Kentucky country artist was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson.
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  • Record Label: Thirty Tigers
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Outlaw Country
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 25, 2018
    100
    Purgatory is a formidable equal to the Southern states snapshots Steve Earle took on Copperhead Road, and the largely acoustic melodies and arrangements will have some listeners checking the sleeve to make sure they’re not playing a long lost record by The Band. Yes, the likes of Price and Simpson have returned country to impressive heights, and Childers has the weaponry in his arsenal to take it even higher.
  2. Uncut
    Jan 4, 2018
    80
    Simpson and Ferguson keep the country stylings fresh, and Childers delivers the songs with the melodic urgent of early Steve Earle. [Feb 2018, p.34]
  3. 80
    The details in Childers’ intricate character descriptions make this one of the finest releases of the year and an impressive introduction to a talented newcomer with striking lyrical and musical talent.
  4. Jan 4, 2018
    80
    It's an album that feels lived-in, filled with songs etched from hard-earned experiences with music to match.
  5. Mojo
    Jan 25, 2018
    80
    An impressive album, fulled with songs that often hark back to familiar strains but offer compensation in their lyric content. [Mar 2018, p.97]
  6. 60
    Produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, the arrangements offer a feisty take on bluegrass mountain music which sets off Childers’ perkily engaging delivery splendidly.
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  1. Dec 19, 2018
    10
    Sings with soul and emotion you don't often hear nowadays. Sturgill Simpson helped him create a real masterpiece.