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I’m a Lonesome Fugitive

Merle Haggard

1967

I’m a Lonesome Fugitive

Album Summary

I'm a Lonesome Fugitive is the third studio album by Merle Haggard and The Strangers released on Capitol Records in 1967.

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Rating

2.84

Votes

4578

Genres

  • Country
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Wed Dec 29 2021
4

Of course it's great, it's Merle Haggard. Great music for road trips, especially sections of highway that are less congested so you can just sit back and relax a tad.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Toe-tapping music at it's finest. I just wanna two-step around the room. :) Love me some, Merle!

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

Some good, ol' fashioned country music. If there's one thing that I've learned from this album generator, it's that I don't hate country music, I hate modern country music. The songs go down smooth and don't overstay their welcome. Hadn't heard of Merle Haggard before, but I'll definitely be listening to him more from here on out.

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Mon Sep 14 2020
4

Left me broken inside. Damn, Merle, why’d you have to be so loud. Country music really is the music of pain.

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Dang, this is some good ass country music. Makes me want to take a shot of whiskey and punch someone in the face cause I can't give up my rough and rowdy ways.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

A country classic and liked it more than I expected to :)

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

Excellent - a true classic of the genre. Good ol' honky tonk Country songs of heartbreak, loneliness, cheatin' women, and running away from responsibilities ;) Haggard's voice sounds great and is well supported by the traditional country sounds of pedal steel et cetera.

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Sun Aug 08 2021
4

I prefer Merle a million times more than Buck Owens. Some will draw the line from Buck to Merle to Dwight Yoakam and they wouldn't be wrong. Merle gets major points for "Mama Tried" and "Okie From Muskogee" two all time bangers (both are obvious 5's). Neither song appears on this album, so seek those out if you've never heard them. If you're looking to do a deep dive on the wonders of Merle, fair warning: Spotify separates Merle Haggard from Merle Haggard & The Strangers, which is just annoying. This album just scratches the surface of the Merle legend, but it'll help you understand why Merle Haggard merits consideration for the Mount Rushmore of country music.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
3

Grâce à cet album, j'ai enfin pu comprendre où voulait en venir mon camarade d'écoute robnouricière lorsqu'il évoquait le genre musical "Bob l'éponge". Je vais vous révéler ici le secret de ce genre musical. Lancez l'album de Merde, et concentrez-vous sur l'instrument à cordes utilisé. Maintenant, pensez fort à Bob l'éponge, dégustant un Krusty Crab dans l'enceinte de Monsieur Crabe, en compagnie de son camarade Carlos. L'immersion devrait être des plus totales, et des bulles ne devraient pas tarder à sortir de votre bouche. Un grand merci à rob et à l'album de merde du jour pour ce petit secret révélé.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
2

Un mauvais album de plus dans cette période sombre que certains qualifieraient volontiers de "Crise du Générateur". On réalise très vite que Merle Haggard est un proche de Buck Owens et qu'il va nous servir la même soupe à base de générique de Bob l'éponge. Merde Haggarl.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
1

Couldn't even finish this garbage. Hate this style of Country music.

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Sun Jul 24 2022
1

Oh, it's country. Fuck off then

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

What a silky smooth voice and backing strings

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Sun May 23 2021
5

Good road trip vibes

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Sun Aug 29 2021
5

Sorpresota. Otro disco perfecto.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

Excellent album - very evocative.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

Je n'écoutais quasi jamais de Country, et c'est une révélation

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

Perfection

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Wed Apr 20 2022
5

Classic

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Hell yeah. This is just good old fashioned country music. Loved it.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
5

One of the greats.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

Pretty good

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Sat Jul 17 2021
4

It only felt very good, not essential.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

Je m’attendais pas a un album country mais j’aime bien le style. C’est plaisnant de decouvrir un artiste comme cela. A reecouter. 4*

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Wed May 12 2021
4

One for one what you would expect a country album to sound like and themed after, enjoyed it despite the genre

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Wed May 12 2021
4

very good country

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Mon May 31 2021
4

Hi: All of Me Belongs To You, Skid Row, Mixed Up Mess of a Heart If you're tired of Johnny Cash outlaw country, get into so MERLE, you won't be disappointed. I don't think country gets better than this.

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Fri Feb 12 2021
4

Original country. Merle haggard was kinda cute when he was young

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

I'm not a huge fan of old country but this has some quality tracks.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

Great songs. Four chords and the truth!

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

I dig this!

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Sun May 16 2021
4

A lot more fun than I expected! I started listening to some of his other stuff, Love Affair With Trains is such a vibe

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

Pretty good country. I like the voice.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Die goede old school country hype. love it. geeft me zin om the ranch opnieuw te kijken. Stardew valley hype

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Really good timeless stuff.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

This style of country is always such a vibe, and few vibe with it better than Merle.

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Wed Dec 01 2021
4

Outlaw country is my jam. Really liked this one

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Thu Dec 09 2021
4

The old country lives

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Sun Dec 19 2021
4

8/10. Some enjoyable old fashioned country music. I liked that that the songs never really dragged on too much, and thought this was a good length overall.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
4

7/10 pretty good country songs with a nice vocal performance. the first song and the last song were easily the best, and unfortunately nothing else lived up

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

Somone who knows their genre and excels in it.

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Sun Jan 16 2022
4

Gloriously simple old country.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

I quite enjoyed this. Hadn’t heard it before, but was what I expected from a Merle Haggard album, in a good way. Am not averse to a bit of country, but I tend to err on the Johnny Cash / rockabilly side, generally. Some great country titles and lyrics here though, and I particularly enjoyed Drink Up and Be Somebody.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
4

Mon péché cute

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

gott stuff

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

Aquele episódio do Bob Esponja q a Sandy fica cantando que quer voltar pro Texas 3,5

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

Bless you, Merle. This record is... *Scott Hall high pitch inflection* TOO SWEEEEEEEET! Merle's vocals are like marmalade.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

MERLE!

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Thu Apr 07 2022
4

Old timey country in the best of ways. 4.5

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

Really enjoyed this, surprisingly so considering I know nothing about traditional country music. Will explore more!

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Mon May 02 2022
4

4/5. Classic country trope, but done well by one of the greats 👍

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Wed May 25 2022
4

Yes.

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Thu May 26 2022
4

yes mama!!! I love a 60s cowboy

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Love me some bittersweet Bakersfield-style country. This is a classic country album, with Haggard in perfect voice. Musically, the Strangers are really tight, with some exceptional guitar work. Fave Songs: Drink Up and Be Somebody, Mixed Up Mess of a Heart, All of Me Belongs to You, Someone Told My Story, My Rough and Rowdy Ways

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Sat Jun 11 2022
4

I would call it a classic of the genre.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

An entirely unexpected treat. A few country albums have already popped up on my list and so far, whatever the reputation, I've not gelled with them. This however, lean and spare, is a great listen. Most songs a little over 2 minutes, very few ballads, almost punktry.

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Sun Jul 03 2022
4

swinging!

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Mon Jul 11 2022
4

I prefer the Nashville style over the the Las Vegas style of country music any day. Merle is all Nashville.

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Fri Jul 29 2022
4

Good support for my theory that the best of any genre is probably pretty good.

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Sat Aug 13 2022
4

Clive turned me onto Merle Haggard during one of our many "nothing to do during covid, let's get drunk" sessions. He knew all about this stuff where I only knew of Johnny Cash - Merle Haggard, Hank Williams (multiple), etc etc. He'd gotten into it through his parents so he had knowledge of all this almost-forgotten country from an earlier age. In any case, the lyrics could use some work but the music itself is fantastic. 4/5.

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Fri Aug 26 2022
4

I liked this - a ‘proper’ bit of country with all the cheatin’ fightin’ and lovin’ you could ask for.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

Sad cowboy jams

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Man, I really hate Country Music, But this album is just great. You know how fast food chains use bright oranges and yellows in their dining areas to subconsciously push you out of the restaurant when you're done eating? I think the two words 'Merle' and 'Haggard' do something to my subconscious and make me rank this album higher than I normally would. Here is how my brain interprets those two words: MERLE = super old, wrinkly, rural, complacent and full of hard-earned life lessons. HAGGARD = downtrodden and full of despair. I think the description of those two words fit this album. I mean, if his name was '(The)Getup Kids' I would hate this album. Well, anything named 'Get Up Kids' I would hate. I think it's just the simplicity, tempo and sweet pipes of ole Merle that gets to me and makes it work. Lonesome Fugitive makes me feel like I lifted a rock and found something interesting that I'll forget about in an hour.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

I love Merle Haggard so much. Here he is at the peak of his powers. Bakersfield at its best.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

just looking at the cover i expect road trip country vibes... and i was right! this is just the willies roadhouse radio station in my grandpas truck driving to town from the cabin. the vibes are immaculate, album added 👍

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

The good stuff

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

This country man sure has some good yarns about going to prison and such. I'm a sucker for this exact country sound (and very few other country sounds)

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

Yes! Love this!

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Thu Nov 17 2022
4

Classic Merle

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Wed Oct 14 2020
3

Not bad. Better than I was expecting for a country record!

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Not really for me, but I can appreciate the artistry.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
3

Great voice. Liked this more than expected.

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Thu May 06 2021
3

good 'ol country

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Thu Feb 04 2021
3

probably good c&w, but not my cuppa

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Tue May 04 2021
3

Pleasantly surprised by this album. Not the biggest fan of Merle and his politics, but this was a nice collection of outlaw country songs

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Mon May 31 2021
3

Perfectly fine and enjoyable album, although "if you want to be my woman" may get ol Merle cancelled today

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Wed May 26 2021
3

I'm A Lonesome Fugitive is the seed of every cowboy country song. Yea this album is a solid encapsulation of the change of country from the blues to the outlaw.

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Sun Mar 21 2021
3

Merle klingt älter als er aufm Cover aussieht, aber vielleicht hat man damals mit 30 auch schon alles zigfach erlebt und ist ein alter weiser/weisser Mann mit Gitarre, dessen Geschichten sich ein bisserl anhören wie die Lebensberichte eines Rowdies wie Nelson Muntz, der zwar bekanntlich auch eine weiche Seite hat, aber noch bekanntlicher ein Vertreter vom schäbigen Gesocks , ein brutaler Vollasi und wirklich der letzte ist, dem ich über länger gern meine Aufmerksamkeit schenke. Weniger erstaunlich die Aufmerksamkeit, die solche Worte abverlangen: "My life will be a burden every day If I could die my pain might go away" Tiefgang den einen, schlimmer Kitsch den anderen. Ich wähle den Mittelweg und lasse mir von dem Ganoven angesäuselt ein paar Sympathiepunkte aus den Rippen leiern, um genau zu sein genau: 3.0

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Mon Jul 12 2021
3

A more country Johnny Cash. Rather than being an imitation, Merle Haggard sang from experience, having been serving a 15 year sentence in San Quentin when Cash played there. Haggard may be the more authentic jailbird, but somehow his songs sound less so and lack some of the Cash grit, poetry, emotion, and magic. Maybe it's unfair to consider this through the prism of Johnny Cash, but it's impossible not to. 3/5.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

Low-key it was p good. I actually liked the sound of it, and the lyrics made it better for me than modern country. I liked I'm a Lonesome Fugitive, Life in Prison, and If You Want to be my Woman

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Mon May 31 2021
3

When singing about being a criminal felt kinda wholesome. It was good but didn’t totally grab me

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Sun Jul 04 2021
3

100 % wat ik van country zou verwachten. Eens plezant om naar te luisteren, maar niet snel voor herhaling vatbaar

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Sun Jul 04 2021
3

De cover toont al meteen wat voor soort album het wordt. Zeker niet slecht, maar ook geen echte uitschieters.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
3

Another country album, ok not life changing

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Wed Apr 14 2021
3

It's actually pretty good even though I don't like country.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
3

Old country is cool!

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Wed May 12 2021
3

One of the many things I love about this 1001 Albums project is the inclusion of the Wikipedia article about each album. Through this album's entry, I learned about Merle Haggard's prison time and its effect on him and his music. I happen to LOVE knowing the stories behind the art. Always adds such richness and depth to the experience for me. Regarding this album, although I only very rarely listen to country, I enjoyed this album. Great songwriting, singing, and playing. Nice one.

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Wed May 05 2021
3

Pleasant album. I feel like I'm starting to enjoy country a bit more than I used to. This could be dangerous.

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Wed May 05 2021
3

I liked the dark lyrics and it rollicking by in just half an hour. Outlaw country baby.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
3

It's proper country. Too country for me, probably.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

Only listened to a few songs. I don’t hate this. If I’m with friends who insist on listening to country, these classics are what I will ask them to play.

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Wed May 12 2021
3

I liked it. Did I like it more because I haven't listened to any classic country in such a long time. I don't remember hearing any of the songs before, but I am familiar with Haggard's voice and other music. On first listen, I liked "My Rough and Rowdy Ways" the most. This album is borderline 4 stars, I MIGHT listen to this album again.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

innocuous country and western with a gentle tone that belies the criminal themes covered.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

Boring

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Sun Jun 13 2021
3

It's a country album. Not any more, not any less. Pure oldie-country. I'm not the biggest fan, but that's only because I don't like those kinds of songs. Favorite track: Drink Up and Be Somebody

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Tue Aug 03 2021
3

60's Country

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Tue Aug 10 2021
3

Short and sweet country album but no songs are really outstanding

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Tue Aug 10 2021
3

Good country album, and not a bad album generally speaking, but it fails to have an identity unique to itself when compared to Cash.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
3

Country...

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Sun Aug 15 2021
3

Better than I thought. A good voice and standard country songs but all done pretty well

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Wed Aug 25 2021
3

Good ol country album. Lots of cool slide guitar. Classic country story telling. Not exactly my thing, but not bad either.

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Sun Aug 29 2021
3

Esto, por ejemplo, suena viejo, pero no avejentado. No sabría explicarlo mejor. De todas formas, también creo que hemos escuchado varios discos similares y, con todo, lo disfruté. Muy gringa la onda, no me hace pensar más que en todo lo que se ha construido como gringo rural, el "viejo oeste", etc. Me gustaron "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive", "Someone Told My Story" y "Skid Row". 7/10

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Sun Aug 29 2021
3

I enjoy.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

I'm not a big country fan, but I appreciate this old-time, authentic country music so much more than today's popular trash. 3 stars.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
3

Ik 🤝 cowboy albums

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Wed Sep 29 2021
3

Country. Está bien. Un 3

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Thu Oct 21 2021
3

The oh so young Merle Haggard aged so very well. A young guy telling these stories is interesting. An old guy, damn becomes credible.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
3

classic country

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Thu Oct 28 2021
3

Good music

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

Classic Outlaw Country

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

good ol' country

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Sun Nov 21 2021
3

It's easy to predict what would this album offer. Just by looking at the simple cover of him hanging on a train can infer that this album will be another one of those country stuff. And my prediction of this being an acoustic country jam album which has nothing special in it is true. But far from the simple songwriting and the overall generic sound, his voice is pretty good. Apparently a bunch of songs written by a woman Haggard didn't even know (probably "The Strangers" in the name "Merle Haggard and the Strangers"), these are songs about being a fugitive, it conjures images of wild west thingy in my mind. Fast paced and action packed. But that's not the case with this album, it's so casual it seems to be sentimental. Perhaps that's why a handful of people wondered if Haggard himself had a little prison history or experience. Overall, not really a bad one, but not a remarkably good one that is worth checking out either.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
3

This feels like a purer country artist than Cash, which is what inspired him to make music. Unsurprisingly, this sound doesn't strike me very positively, but I would not say it was the worst either. Just middle of the road.

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Thu Dec 02 2021
3

Сначала подумал что круто, потом подумал, когда заиграет следующая песня? Оказывается, они все одинаковые.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Country, sin más.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
3

Country animado. Ni fu ni fa.

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Sun Dec 19 2021
3

Middle of the road. But it’s like an old country dirt road. 6/10

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Thu Dec 23 2021
3

sounds a like an alright classic country album

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Thu Jan 06 2022
3

Merle has a phenomenal voice. This didn't do too much for me personally but I'd like to give props for great performances, excellent production, and strong songwriting.

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Sun Jan 09 2022
3

Having read about Merle’s life, I found the songs about prison poignant and beautiful. Beyond that it’s a neat little country album, predictable in its subject matter and style. Surprisingly good even if you don’t like country and Merle’s voice sounds great.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
3

I expected to hate this record and ... I was not entirely wrong. This whole sad-sack, outlaw-country crooner schtick is exceptionally cheesy and comes off disingenuous. That said, I can't deny the musicianship and high production values. But I just hate the way Merle slides into every damn note like the last-chair trombone player in a middle school band. I mean, just hit the note, my man.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
3

3.5

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

Music is simple but refined, and Merle’s voice is so calming. This is right where big country music began.

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

I was very pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this album! If I'm going to listen to country, this "cowboy" folky style is definitely what I prefer and I was almost sad when it was over so quickly. Not something I would seek out for daily listening but I definitely enjoyed it and would listen to Merle Haggard again when I'm in the mood for this type of music

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

guitarrinha maneira

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Fri Mar 11 2022
3

I am not sad or drunk enough for this one to really hit. But I do think it's a pretty decent album honestly.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
3

Vinyl VMP

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Wed Mar 23 2022
3

Fínt country frá þeim sjöunda, stjörnugjöf eftir því. Mér fannst síðasta lagið skemmtilegast.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Not the biggest country fan in the world, but I'm enjoying this so far. The title track was really good. Afterwards, it's a bit standard country in a somewhat forgettable way, but it's decent. I like his voice and it's definitely at least good country music.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Okay, so, this was better than I thought it would be. Still not something I would listen to on my own, but it made me want to head out on a road trip down south.

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Fri Apr 01 2022
3

Nothing offensive about this. Would likely not listed to again though.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Older country, not offensive, but not my fav.

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

Pretty good outlaw country singing with some great playing generally a little too tame for my very specific country tastes. 3 🌟

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Thu Apr 28 2022
3

OG outlaw country. Not as refined as Willie, but it has a rough and rowdy charm.

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Wed May 25 2022
3

I dig it

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Mon Jun 27 2022
3

Genre: Bakersfield Sound 3/5 Merle Haggard, one of the forerunners of what has now become known as Bakersfield Sound (country music featuring heavier emphasis on electric instrumentation rather than acoustic) alongside contemporaries like Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, and Waylon Jennings, is one of music's all-time legends. He's written some of Country's most memorable songs, but on this venture here, featuring the talents of the backing band The Strangers, it unfortunately never quite hits that big rock button that I was hoping it would. Throughout the runtime, we're gifted with low-tempo rockabilly ballads mixed with low-energy country rock cuts that blurs the line between music and background music. Well-arranged and softly produced, it isn't offensive to the ears, actually quite pleasant to listen to, especially the title track and opener, I'm a Lonesome Fugitive. Unfortunately for me, the rest of the album plays out like generic country rock. Merle's got a great voice, and Glen Campbell rips a couple great guitar licks in this, but it's fairly tepid as it plays along. Decent, and I'm sure those country fans out there love it, but I'll stick to the heavier stuff.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

Eh, I suspect I'd like this a whole lot if I were bourbon drunk in some seedy beer-sign-lit bar in America, but I'm not, so it didn't really grab me. Fave track - "Mary's Mine" maybe - I enjoyed him doing slide guitar with his voice...

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

Another country bumpkin album, two in a row, dad gum! Merle is a bit of a legend though, I remember going back and listening to his music when he passed not too long ago. He's got one of those great longing, wistful voices that fit perfectly in the sad country style. Lots of emo type tracks on here, but some lively ones too. I definitely prefer this over the Louvin Brothers, Merle's got the sauce. Favorite tracks: I'm a Lonesome Fugitive, My Rough and Rowdy Ways, Drink Up and Be Somebody, Mary's Mine. Album art: Fantastic shot of Merle looking like a fugitive on the lam, gripping the train car for dear life. He looks like a genuine badass, even if it's just acting. I really like this one. 3.5/5

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

Glad to be getting some country albums this week instead of the same ol same but nothing crazy to write home about

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Mon Jul 11 2022
3

My co-judge says prefers this "old time country" to New country. I like the slide guitar (though a more adept guitar player might not) and overall twang. This is the sort of thing I'd love to be playing at a greasy spoon on a Sunday morning while I read the paper, drink black coffee and eat hashbrowns and Canadian bacon.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
3

Country clássico que fluiu bem.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

this was country

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Sun Aug 07 2022
3

Country. Un poco aburrido.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

Very good country album from Merle Haggard. Very early in his career. Big fan of Merle.

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Mon Aug 22 2022
3

Yeah typical classic country. Those lonesome vocals; that steel guitar; its all a bit dour though feels authentic (he did go to jail) and consistent. (though it gets a bit more upbeat towards the end) Not for me. 3

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

Twangy country from back in the day. Feels like sitting around a camp fire after hearing some cattle. Not really my thing, but pleasant enough to which to listen.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

I don't like country but this wasn't bad.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

Goddam Merle! You really know how to duggie! This is the most cohesive album since Sgt. Peppers, which came 83 days AFTER Merle magnum opus here (coincidence??? nah). Merle was really able to capture the pain of being fugitive through the use of some damn good honky-tonk music! Good stuff Merle! but not entirely my ting

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

good

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

i hate country. that being said i liked this. kinda groovy not overly long and has a ncie voice. wouldn’t hate to hear this in the background of a bar or somethign

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Mon Sep 26 2022
3

That tick-tack bass.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

For as much of a non-fan as I am of country music, Merle Haggard's freewheeling delivery had a lovely infectious bite to it. His melodies are earworms and his lyrics can also be quite smart.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

3.5 good for country, just not my typical listen

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Thu Sep 29 2022
3

One of the best voices in country

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

Well this is a contrast..... A bit of C&W. I'm no expert but i'd say this is smooth and well produced. Quite assured and reading the Wiki Merle was no stranger to hardship or jail. I prefer the slower tracks- I like the older, slower Country best.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
3

🤠

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

I like some of this old country, but small doses. This one is good but blends together.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

A straight up and down country album - if that is what you are after

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

Het is een weekje van 3en. Ook dit luistert best prima weg. Ik vind wel de wat snellere nummers leuker. Dan is het prima muziek voor on the road

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

Whoehoe, onvervalste country. Geen Johnny Cash-niveau, maar het doet het ongetwijfeld goed als je met je vrachtwagen over Route 66 dendert. Vraag is wat er precies klassiek is aan dit album, maar ik ben dan ook geen kenner.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

Thanks to this list I have come to realize, that my understanding of the country genre has been very limited. I associated it with upbeat, banjo-filled music that country is represented by in my country. These American classics - someone in other comment have dubbed them "og emo" - caught me a bit by surprise. I quite like it, but it does miss a bit of an edge for me. Wasn't very fond of vocals on this one either.

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Mon Sep 14 2020
2

not my thing

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Fri Feb 26 2021
2

Still not really into country, but better than the new stuff.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
2

Well, I've already stated my appreciation (or lack thereof) with this era of country music (with notable exceptions). Merle Haggard falls into the "lack" bucket, although not sinking quite as far as others (I'm looking at *you*, Elvis). 2 stars for this album.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
2

Stereotypical twangy country trash

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Mon Apr 12 2021
2

If this list has proved anything it's that I am not a country boy and that upsets me untold amounts.

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Thu Apr 08 2021
2

Every song sounds like it would be used for comedic value in a John Hughes movie as something horrible or uncomfortable is happening. I didn't hate it, and I'd be cool with a single song being on a playlist as a total palate cleanser. But, I'd never listen to this on my own.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
2

Very Fallout New Vegas. But I can't listen to it for too long.

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Mon Apr 12 2021
2

Had touch of the Louven Brothers about it but I doubt this guy has killed anyone. Weak sauce.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
2

Eh, this kind of just glazed over me. I’ve heard other Merle tunes that I liked but not much stood out to me here. Also, I’m tired and not in a honkytonk bar.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
2

En god del 'yeeeeehaaw'! Og en del :cryemoji:. Mest fan av yeeeeeehaaaw!

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Fri Apr 09 2021
2

The strolling bass, the weepy lap steel, the high 'n' lonesome harmony vocals - it all feels like something that had to be dusted off, no? Also, Haggard is fine at the 'cryin' into your beer' tracks, but flatness of affect is evident elsewhere. He sings 'I'm an outlaw' with the same gusto that you might sing 'I'm a chartered accountant'. Still, I did like 'If You Want To Be My Woman', it reminded me of the Sesame Street theme

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Sun Mar 21 2021
2

Lief zweimal so durch, ohne dass bei mir irgendwas groß hängengeblieben wäre. Outlaw-Country, dabei aber auch lieblich. Nette Musik in meinen Ohren, aber auch total egal.

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Mon Jul 12 2021
2

the only place I would be exposed to music like this in the UK is in a Frankie & Bennies.

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Fri Mar 19 2021
2

I'm guessing it'll be a 2, but we'll see if it picks up. I think this is the twangy 80's radio Country that I used to didn't like. Since I've grown fond of some Johnny Cash, maybe I'll have a softer spot for it than I expect.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
2

Country clasiquísimo, de vaqueros en praderas y botas sobre la mesa. Curioso.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
2

Hard to hate but hard to like - I don’t mind the genre but nothing stuck here and will never go back

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Thu Mar 11 2021
2

Meh.

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Thu Mar 11 2021
2

Ok

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Thu Mar 11 2021
2

Typical sad 60's Country.

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Wed May 05 2021
2

Forgettable; didn't hate it but didn't love it I guess

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Tue May 18 2021
2

don't love it.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
2

A bit too country…

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Fri Jul 30 2021
2

A proper outlaw performing outlaw country. You know what country sounds like. This is no different, in fact most of the tracks don't sound any different to each other. Best Tracks: I'm a Lonesome Fugitive, House of Memories, Drink Up and Be Somebody

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Mon Sep 06 2021
2

This album is depressing. I want to shot myself in the hearing holes. Twaaang all the way.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
2

Not really my thing, tbh. Not a 1, as was obviously musical, but just not something I'd listen to lots. Fav new track: I'm A Lonesome Fugitive

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Thu Oct 28 2021
2

Lyrically/narratively interesting, foot tapping, but not my favourite vocal sound or music style. Some good twangy guitar tones. Good old fashioned concise songs under 3 minutes.

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Mon Nov 15 2021
2

I just can't do it. I am so sorry. I've tried so many times in my life to give country a try, but I just can't do it. I truly do not enjoy it. Honestly, I can tell this is really what classic country sounds like, and I'm sure a country fan would love the album, but it's not for me. I listened to the first two songs in full, then skimmed through the rest and every song sounded exactly the same except Mary's Mine and Skid Row switched up the pace a little bit with how they sounded.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
2

Charming and quaint. Leagues better than modern country music imo. I enjoy the old twangy smooth slide guitar sound. I personally wouldn't choose to listen to this but i appreciate its charm.

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Sun Dec 05 2021
2

First Listen. I don't know any of the songs. It is a really old style of country music. For me, it was hard to get into in 2021 for the first listen. 2/5

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

Wel okay, niet echt nummers die er op het eerste gezicht uitspringen

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Thu Dec 23 2021
2

Classic country that's not horrible but definitely not my thing at all though I understand the appeal if you're from this part of the world. 5/10.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
2

2... ?

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Wed Feb 02 2022
2

Clean cut country just before the alt.country started to surface. Decent songs: heartbreak, booze and prison. It's all there. I find it hard to listen to most country albums from start to finish, Johnny Cash notwithstanding. I made it to the end with Merle. Might revisit.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
2

All Cowboys Are Boring (sauf Dolly Parton)

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Wed Feb 16 2022
2

Point fort, la durée de 30 min.

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Wed Feb 16 2022
2

Eehhhh the songs aren’t bad, but just very much not my type of music. I think in certain settings the honky-Toni sound is really nice, but for just listening on my own it’s not my cup of tea. 4/10

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Fri Feb 18 2022
2

I like a bit of country, but struggle to enjoy this style of country singing + lap steel guitars. To my untrained ear, the vocals in this style are far too jovial and friendly to be taken seriously as a vagrant / outlaw / prisoner / whichever hard-lifed individual he's portraying. I'm perhaps doing Merle a massive disservice (having done no research), underestimating the man's authentic nasty side, and showing ignorance to the amount of influence he has had on the artists coming after him. Aaah well

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Fri Feb 18 2022
2

Poor Merle sounds a little...... haggard. Dunno what he was so heartbroken about, he'd just married Buck Owens' ex-wife! Generatorland is a small world indeed.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
2

Meeeeeerle Haggard

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