* This is a guest review by Ryan Sneddon, Founder of The Daily Thread
"The Dirty South" (album, not place) is a gritty and honest picture of a particular kind of southern life. It's the kind you see in the movies. Old folks sit on the porch, Uncle Frank's got a still out back, a couple rusty cars on blocks are the only lawn ornaments. The Drive-By Truckers explore death ("Lookout Mountain"), poverty and crime ("Puttin' People on the Moon, "The Buford Stick"), and loss ("Tornadoes and Goddamn Lonely Love"). Carve out an hour. This is best listened to in order.
Release date: August 24, 2004
Similar artist(s): Jason Isbell, Blackberry Smoke
Top tracks: Lookout Mountain, The Buford Stick, Tornadoes and Goddamn Lonely Love