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Randy Houser, Magnolia
  • Randy Houser, Magnolia
Randy Houser, Magnolia (Stoney Creek Records) – If this column seems to credit women in country music more than their male counterparts, it’s because few men have escaped the goofiness of 21st-century “bro-country.” Mississippi-based Randy Houser attempts to rise above the black-hat party nature of the genre in his fifth album and offers clever twists in both grief, in “No Good Place to Cry,” and wry sarcasm, in “What Whiskey Does” and “New Buzz.” Though many discerning ears will continue to turn to women artists first.

The Delines, The Imperial
  • The Delines, The Imperial
The Delines, The Imperial (Decor/El Cortez Records) – Portland, Oregon’s Delines display a better sense of what alt-country might accomplish in their new album (either the second or third, depending on whether the limited Scenic Sessions is counted). Lead singer Amy Boone has recovered from a car accident in fine form, seductively moving from whisper to moan in the title track and “Cheer Up Charley.” Horns and saxophones give the album flavors owing as much to Muscle Shoals as to Nashville. Occasionally, songs like “Roll Back My Life” approach ponderous vocal jazz in delivery.

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