this week for the weekly review, i’m a little later than expected, but i’m checking out Hank Williams III’s 2002 record, Lovesick Broke & Driftin’.

kicking things off extremely strong with 7 Months, 39 Days – this track’s extremely fun, and had a really fun kinda ramble to it. big fan. the slowdown at the end of the track is a little strange of a choice, but tracks leading into the title ish track. Broke, Lovesick, & Driftin’ is a solid track but its not quite my style. for that kind of hazy, porch lament, its a really good song, but i just don’t tend to click with them. Cecil Brown i find a lot more engaging though – the internal narrative feels stronger to me and i really dug this one, instrumentally. Lovin’ & Huggin’ is a very fun track. hard to not get into it, tbh. One Horse Town is a delightful little track – makes me feel like im in a saloon. extremely evocative of the kind of town described, haha. based on spotify’s listening metric, Mississippi Mud is the most popular track off the record, and i get it for sure. good instrumentation, fun hook, and lyrically its just very fun. very cool song, def one of the best here. this album, more than anything else, is about listing things, and Whiskey, Weed, and Women does not disappoint. a lament for sure, but it has a kind of languid energy that makes you wanna just sit on a porch about it. Trashville is a very fun diss track on the state of modern country. got a real fun fiddle on the backing, this one takes a ton of pot shots at Nashville, and its got a real fun rambling kinda energy. fucking gottem. Walkin’ With Sorrow is another lament – this one’s just fine. solid vibes but just doesn’t hook me at all. 5 Shots of Whiskey is also just fine. after two kinda bumming tracks, Nighttime Ramblin’ Man is a fun romp. got some great guitar in this one, and i love that kinda tripping over itself beat. Callin’ Your Name is a nice slowdown here at the end of the record but again, this song doesn’t do a ton for me. Atlantic City’s real interesting, with the twist in the middle of the track. lotta fun stuff in the instrumentation on this closer for sure.

faves – 7 Months, 39 Days, Mississippi Mud
dislikes –

yeah on the whole i really dug this record. lotta real classic country sounds, with a lot of fun twists. i enjoyed it most when its being upbeat and a bit humorous – the slower laments werent bad but they just weren’t really my style. very very fun record.

Lovesick Broke & Driftin’ – 7/10

next week, i’ll be checking out Grace Jones’s 1981 record, Nightclubbing. i’ll be back next Friday, February 17th with that review and to pick another weekly record, and in the meantime, let me know what album you’d like me to review! (i pool all suggestions in one place, and draw a person, then one pick from that person, so feel free to drop as many as you’d like! if you leave an email or username i’ll contact you when i’ve gotten through all your suggestions.)