Sunday, July 13, 2008
CD Review: Crooked Still - Still Crooked
Crooked Still - Still Crooked
2008, Signature Sounds
Crooked Still is about as traditional country as it gets. Crooked Still have developed a sound that is founded in the old time country that developed out Celtic and folk movements in the early 20th century. With vocalist Aoife O’Donovan offering up her golden voice on these 13 songs, Crooked Still can not miss. Add in some of the tightest musicianship you'll hear on a country album and you've got a sophomore album for the ages. Still Crooked is a classic.
I can not find a weak song here, but personal highlights include Tell Her To Come Back Home, The Absentee and Low Down And Dirty. Oh Agaememnon is a must for country fiddle purists, and has one of the more memorable melodies on Still Crooked. Also make sure to check out Pharaohe and Poor Ellen Smith, the latter of which will have you two-steppin' in spite of yourself.
Crooked Still is an incredibly talented outfit with an ear for infectious melodies, tight musicianship and the unforgettable voice of Aoife O’Donovan. Still Crooked is a classic album that will sound as fresh a generation from now as it does today. And yes, it is definitely a Wildy's World Certified Desert Island Disc! Don't overlook Crooked Still, they just might be huge before they're done.
Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Crooked Still at www.crookedstill.com. There are links on their web page to several locations to buy Still Crooked as well as their two previous releases.