Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 16:00

Charting the Music: Lucinda Williams, 'Blessed'

Charting the Music: Lucinda Williams, 'Blessed' lucindawilliams.com
Written by Joshua Edwards
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Lucinda Williams' Blessed has felt strangely familiar to my ears, though I've just begun to dive into her newest release. This familiarity likely stems from instrumentation. The blend of blues and country are easy to absorb. They carry along a sense of comforting nostalgia for me.

Blessed has a mellow vibe overall, with a few tracks being the exception. The instruments are often quiet and offset nicely by Williams' slight rasp. Her rough-around-the-edges vocal approach proves highly effective in carrying the somber subject matter. Songs like "Copenhagen" and "Ugly Truth" contain an impressive lyrical complexity that should not be overlooked. Still other tracks seem stripped down lyrically in an effort to drive the point home. The desperation in her delivery is impossible to ignore in the song "Convince Me"; it just might be my favorite for this reason.

Start to finish, the latest batch of songs from Lucinda Williams satisfies. The ability of these songs to resonate with the listener is difficult to explain with words alone. Perhaps they were meant to speak for themselves whilst played.

Written by Joshua Edwards, Music Department

On the KDHX charts: #3 on AMA Americana and #5 on CMJ.

88.1 KDHX shows playing this album: Sound Salvation, Music at Work and Feel Like Going Home

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Local Artist Spotlight


Jah Orah and KD Assassin

Wed November 19

Durango

Sun October 26
Durango is a two-man band with a progressive, heavy rock sound. The band's latest album, "Technologigical Advances," is a concept album that is meant to be heard as a whole unit. To download a track from…

On the Air 88.1 KDHX Live

Recent Spins:

Reppin' Lovely (Unreleased Demo) by Tonedeff from Cold.killed.collected (2005-2010) (Qn5) spun by Wil Wander at 11:53pm on Elevated Rhymestate (Sat Nov 22nd)

Lost & Found (Feat. Ambition) by The Extremities from Re:fresh (Kilzone) spun by Wil Wander at 11:50pm on Elevated Rhymestate (Sat Nov 22nd)

Finish With A Kill by Intuition & Equalibrum from Intuition & Equalibrum (Kinda Neat) spun by Wil Wander at 11:47pm on Elevated Rhymestate (Sat Nov 22nd)

9 To 5 by Farout from If We Could Prove It's Possible (Indyground Entertainment) spun by Wil Wander at 11:43pm on Elevated Rhymestate (Sat Nov 22nd)


Shows: