One Horse Town
Label: Earache Records Ltd
Like the perfect pair of broken-in jeans, Blackberry Smoke's soulful blend of Southern-fried guitar riffs, and big 'n' bouncy rhythms, is a comfortable old friend. Their sound isn't flashy or trendy, but you know the fit is just right when the deliciously lustful rocker "Six Ways to Sunday" hits at full blast. But the boys can play it sensitive, too: "Up the Road" starts off with just a piano and Charlie Starr's stirring vocals, before slowly building into a stunning slice of old-school soul. Other highlights include "Ain't Got the Blues," "Everybody Knows She's Mine" and "Lucky Seven."