Lucinda Williams. Photo supplied.
In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger reviews the second album from Mercury Music Prize-winning British indie rockers Alt J; a two-disc compendium of southern styles from Lucinda Williams; and a set of cinematic Americana from Portland’s The Delines.
Artist: Alt J
Songs: Intro, Arrival In Nara, Warm Foothills, Every Other Freckle, The Gospel Of John Hurt, Left Hand Free, Hunger Of The Pine
Album: This Is All Yours
Artist: Lucinda Williams
Song: Compassion,Protection, Everything But The Truth, Something Wicked This Way Comes, This Old Heartache, Wrong Number, Big Mess, Walk On, West Memphis
Album: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Label: Highway 20
Artist: The Delines
Songs: Calling In, The Oil Rigs At Night, He Told Her The City was Killing Him, Colfax Ave.
Label: Décor/El Cortez