Five Cool Ones: Five New Albums Released Today (August 2, 2019)

Tyler Childers – Country Squire

A more than solid follow up to his 2017 release, purgatory. The songwriting appears to have a bit more of an edge and even without Sturgill on the knobs the production value is pristine.

The Bird and the Bee – Interpreting The Masters, Vol. 2 (A Tribute To Van Halen)

There really is no legitimate reason for this album to exist. But, we are sure glad it does. No new ground is forged here, just some off the wall versions of “Jump,” “Hot For Teacher,” and “Panama.” Hell, they even cover “Unchained” and Eruption. Even still, only die-hard VH fans need apply.

Volbeat- Rewind, Replay, Rebound

With each successive record Hard Rockers Volbeat seem to be softening slightly, losing the heavy metal angst without giving up any of their Rock and Roll swagger. The vocal harmonies here are a pleasant change, but make no mistake, with songs the likes of “Pelvis on Fire” these cats are still very capable of rocking your ears off.

Mike and the Moonpies – Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold

These guys are what Honky Tonk is all about, Texas style. At a tidy 8 songs and 31 minutes you don’t quite feel the energy they put out in their live shows, but nothing is lost in this strong set. “You Look Good In Neon” is a hi-light that would make George Strait proud and their version of the Guy Clark staple “London Homesick Blues” is close to perfect.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Live at Woodstock

Released as part of the mammoth box set of 38 CD’s consisting of every song performed at the concert. For the first time ever we get to hear the remastered performances from Creedence Clearwater Revival, a band at the peak of their powers.

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