The Other Life

Album Review of The Other Life by Shooter Jennings.

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The Other Life

Shooter Jennings

The Other Life by Shooter Jennings

Release Date: Mar 12, 2013
Record label: eOne
Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Hard Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock

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The Other Life - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Shooter Jennings has always demanded to be taken on his own terms. If 2012's Family Man was his most "country" album, The Other Life is its companion and mirror, not its follow-up. Six of these tracks were cut at the earlier album's sessions, including the firebrand "Outlaw You," the tune for the music video that was a musical middle finger to Eric Church and Jason Aldean (which has curiously gone unanswered).

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Record Collector - 80
Based on rating 4/5
80

Waylon Albright Jennings was named after his famous father, the country star to whom labels such as “maverick” and “outlaw” were liberally stuck like Post-it notes on a Nashville dive bar’s fridge. He even got to play his dad in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, but Shooter’s own maverick credentials veer far from any kind of honky-tonk hierarchy. Shooter’s 33 now, the old man’s been dead for a decade and, on his seventh album, Jennings Jr raises the occasional shot glass to the family name (The Low Road, Mama It’s Just My Medicine), but for the most part he treads his own path.

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