Mr. Jukebox

Album Review of Mr. Jukebox by Joshua Hedley.

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Mr. Jukebox

Joshua Hedley

Mr. Jukebox by Joshua Hedley

Release Date: Apr 20, 2018
Record label: Third Man Records
Genre(s): Folk

80 Music Critic Score
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Mr. Jukebox - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

The very title Mr. Jukebox signals that Joshua Hedley's 2018 debut album is a throwback to an older time -- one when jukeboxes were a common sight in the corner bar. Roughly, that would be the '60s, and from its honeyed production to its dollar-bin cover art, that's precisely the era Hedley evokes on this swift 30-minute album. Hedley's fantasia of '60s country is constructed in equal parts from Nashville and Texas: he can kick up some dust on a hardwood honky tonk floor, but the music is given a warm, shiny polish and tight arrangements that recall the heyday of the Music City.

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