Yoakam’s latest, Population Me, takes an especially fatalistic view of life, from a song about a crumbling California to the barren romantic landscape of the title track. A duet with the ubiquitous Willie Nelson livens things up, as does the hiccuping, Elvis-esque ”I’d Avoid Me Too.” Otherwise, this is a long hillbilly wallow, and a fine one at that.
(Yoakam: Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.)
Lead Performer: Dwight Yoakam; Producer (group): Audium; Status: In Season
Posted July 25 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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