J.T.

Steve Earle & The Dukes

J.T.

The latest release from the alt.country singer songwriter features songs by his late son Justin Townes Earle who passed away in August 2020

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
New West
UK Release date
04/01/2021
US Release date
04/01/2021
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    By not only fearlessly facing grief, but also honouring Justin's sly humor, raw vulnerability and nimble songwriting, Steve Earle fittingly sees his young Cowboy off into the sunset
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  2. 9.0 |   Clash

    Devastating, but utterly beautiful
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  3. 9.0 |   American Songwriter

    The grief is undeniable, but with J.T., Earle’s new album that mostly consists of Justin’s own originals (save the final song, “Last Words,” written by the older Earle as a final farewell), the mood is surprisingly upbeat
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Earle’s vocals, growling and gravelled these days, deliver the songs straight, only occasionally letting a sense of loss intrude. His own song Last Words is hushed and harrowing, taking comfort that the final words between father and son were “I love you”
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Despite the sombre circumstances, J.T. isa celebratory affair, the elder man bringing a hymnal ruggedness to “Far Away In Another Town” anda hearty hoedown spirit to “I Don’t Care”. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It’s a heartfelt outing and sometimes his singing is almost a primal scream
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