James Mcmurtry

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    December 21, 2012

    The Ten Best Country Albums of 2012

    This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or whenever are in the ... More >>

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    April 15, 2008

    James McMurtry's Just Us Kids

    Politics and cautious optimism from an avowed Texastentialist

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    April 8, 2008

    Hayes Carl's Trouble in Mind

    Another Texan troubadour, smarter and funnier than most

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    July 18, 2006

    A Month on the Town

    The man who's reviewed 12,000 records reviews 32 shows in 30 days

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    January 24, 2006
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    January 24, 2006

    Listening in Real Time

    Eclectic neoclassicism versus childhood-oriented avant-primitivism as global warming swamps our history

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    December 27, 2005

    Extraordinary Machines

    We didn't get what we wanted but we haven't entirely lost what we had

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    October 11, 2005

    A Soundtrack for Cindy

    Monotoning Austin poet sees the elephant, pounds the guy on top