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Robbie Fulks: Very Best Of - Hilfe

Robbie Fulks - Very Best Of

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Robbie Fulks
Very Best Of

Label Bloodshot
Erstveröffentlichung 01.01.2000
Format CD
Lieferzeit 1 – 8 Werktage
Preis 8,75 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)

Keine wirkliche Best Of, denn einiges wird noch rechtlich den Majors gehören, die seine Platten die längste Zeit veröffentlicht haben.
So besteht diese Compilation auf Bloodshot eher aus Outtakes und Unveröffentlichtem, darunter ein Duett mit Kelly Willis.


„Robbie Fulks is having more wise-ass fun than anyone in American music these days. Now that Geffen Records botched its attempt to make him the first major star, Fulks roars back with a mock greatest hits package. Though partly an album of cast-offs and one-offs from the past, Fulksþ grab bag actually holds together better than his major-label effort. And his full-on smirk contains as much satirical bite as the best of his previously released work. He doesnþt wholly forgo his ability to cast audacious barroom weepers: "I Just Want to Meet the Man" is nearly as devastating as 1996þs "Barely Human," which ranks as one of the best country ballads of the þ90s. However, this time out he emphasizes his playfully wicked wit.
Fortunately his ability to craft fresh, offhand arrangements gives punch to his endlessly clever lyrics. Fulksþ musical sweep remains commendably broad: Thereþs the Buckaroo shuffle of "Sleepinþ on the Job," the rockabilly rip on the hilarious "Roots Rock Weirdoes," the kickinþ honky-tonk of the brutal "May the Best Man Win" and the blazinþ bluegrass of the high-speed instrumental "Hamilton Country Breakdown." And his whiskey-bent duet with Kelly Willis on "Parallel Bars" wouldþve been a rowdy country classic in any era other than one ruled by Garth and Shania. The album falters as it goes on, with Fulks sticking in filler material about bugs and bangles. This may not be his very best, as he jokes, but itþs more entertaining and unpredictable than most other options.“ (Tower Pulse)

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