Daughn Gibson – album review

Daughn Gibson
Me Moan
(SUB POP)

Pick your favorite DJ software, load it up with dusty country samples and electronic beats, and then do your best drunken Elvis impression on top of it all. If that sounds absolutely disastrous on paper, then it’s all the more to Daughn Gibson’s credit that his peculiar brand of electro-country trucker ballads is not only listenable, but actually quite beautiful. Ever the barstool poet, Gibson’s lyrics alternate between unrequited loves and bathroom-stall hookups, both approached from a default state of deep melancholy. His surly baritone is still the focal point of the music, and also perhaps its most divisive element — it can be grating at times when he piles on the twangy affectation a little too thick. But Me Moan is uncompromising in its insistence that the listener dive headfirst into its world — tonight, it’s all or nothing. Won’t you come for a ride, baby? — Sam Benanti

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  1. By Review: Daughn Gibson – ‘Me Moan’ | SG Benanti on November 24, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    […] “Pick your favorite DJ software, load it up with dusty country samples and electronic beats, and then do your best drunken Elvis impression on top of it all. If that sounds absolutely disastrous on paper, then it’s all the more to Daughn Gibson’s credit that his peculiar brand of electro-country trucker ballads is not only listenable, but actually quite beautiful.” Read the rest on the LEO Beat. […]

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