Thursday, September 15, 2011
Justin Townes Earle "Midnight At The Movies" (2010)
Apparently the midnight movies that JTE enjoyed were very very different from the ones in my youth. For Earle, it's a time of loneliness, isolation, & alienation. This is a collection of songs of broken love affairs, of unrequited emotions. In that regard, his songs have more in common with his namesake (Townes Van Zandt) than his father (Steve Earle). There's more than a hint of traditional Texas country music in the music on this album. It's noticeably more traditional than the majority of his father's catalog.