Volebeats - Country Favorites

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Volebeats - Country Favorites

Sometimes making the intangible tangible (i.e. trying to describe sonic vibrations using the printed word) can be exceedingly difficult, especially when it’s something as downright simple and beautiful as the jangly country-rock of Detroit’s Volebeats. Yes, the band does a few twangy covers of acts as disparate as Abba, Slayer and Funkadelic on Country Favorites, but essentially its sound is nothing new—Big Star, The Byrds, R.E.M.’s more countryish numbers—but damn do they do it well. There’s something beyond words to the haunting, lonely melodies on this disc, something metaphysical even, that won’t let you take it out of your stereo.

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