The Hurting Kind

Album Review of The Hurting Kind by John Paul White.

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The Hurting Kind

John Paul White

The Hurting Kind by John Paul White

Release Date: Apr 12, 2019
Record label: Single Lock Records
Genre(s): Folk

80 Music Critic Score
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The Hurting Kind - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

John Paul White's The Hurting Kind has been advanced as a return to Nashville's "countrypolitain" sound of the 1960s. He enlisted the aid of Country Hall of Fame heroes Bill Anderson and Bobby Braddock as co-writers on three cuts, and his and Ben Tanner's production style for the album certainly reflects that influence. But White is no stranger to countrypolitain: On his 2016 offering Beulah, he delivered "I've Been Over This Before," a classically wrought, languid, honky tonk shuffle guided by an Owen Bradley-esque blueprint mix.

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