Consumer Guide: November, 2021

Songs about God, scrumptious pussy, climate change, pool hopping your way to love, living paycheck to paycheck, and buying this and that but wanting flowers from outer space.


Asleep at the Wheel: Half a Hundred Years (Bismeaux) After a 1971 debut I admiringly dubbed subversive, Ray Benson’s unprecedented nuevo Western swing band succumbed to twin deficits in songwriting and vocal pizzazz and became merely rather than ironically generic—until, that is, Benson inveigled the highly inveiglable Willie Nelson to join in on a bunc…

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