Todd Adelman & Love Handles
"I'll call this one now ... easily the BEST alternative country record of the year out of Colorado - and maybe the best alt-country record I've heard this past year, period. As I sit and listen to this record from beginning to end, yet one more time, what comes to mind is some of the best of Gram Parsons and absolutely among the best of Ryan Adams "country" records. Yes, this is heady company to place Todd's voice and songs in, but it fits. I am instantly transported to my youth listening to the Byrd's Sweethearts of the Rodeo, the Flying Burrito Brothers and then records like Whiskeytown's Faithless Street in the early nineties. Had this record come out about the time of Steve Earle's Exit 0 or Dwight's Lookin' for A Hit, or early Uncle Tupelo or Wilco, Todd would be a venerable heritage name today in the alt-country field. As it stands today, I'll place this one high on the shelf of newly discovered lost rare gems of Americana/Alt-country-rock ... it's really really really that good. A solid '10'" THE COLORADO SOUND.
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