PATTERSON HOOD > Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs)

With the help of friends such as David Barbe, Centro-Matic’s Will Johnson, his father, David Hood, Don Chambers and members of Drive-By Truckers, Hood has created a dynamic record that features the rich songwriting we’ve come to expect from him.

Label: Ruth St.
[Rating: 4 STARS]

Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs) is an album that’s been in the works for 15 years. The wait has been worthwhile. With the help of friends such as David Barbe, Centro-Matic’s Will Johnson, his father, David Hood, Don Chambers and members of Drive-By Truckers, Hood has created a dynamic record that features the rich songwriting we’ve come to expect from him. Oscar is highlighted by some of his finest numbers, such as the piano-driven worldview, “Pride of the Yankees,” the barroom shuffle, “She’s A Little Randy,” and the heartbreaking lament, “Back of A Bible.” Don’t sleep on this solo effort.

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