Blame The Vain

Album Review of Blame The Vain by Dwight Yoakam.

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Blame The Vain

Dwight Yoakam

Blame The Vain by Dwight Yoakam

Release Date: Jun 14, 2005
Record label: New West
Genre(s): Country

80 Music Critic Score
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Blame The Vain - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

When Dwight Yoakam burst onto the charts with his first album in 1986, he was the young honky tonk firebrand who set out to remind Nashville of its noble past and celebrate the accomplishments of Bakersfield heroes such as Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. The irony is that nearly 20 years later, Yoakam is in pretty much the same boat as the artists he championed in the 1980s -- he's a respected veteran of the country scene who still has a loyal audience but lost the interest of the major labels and isn't drawing the attention he used to get. But if any of this troubles him, you'd never guess to listen to 2005's Blame the Vain, which is his sharpest and liveliest set in some time.

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