No Better Than This John Mellencamp is such an old-timey, small-town kind of guy that he recorded his new album in mono. That's entirely fitting, since quite a few… No Better Than This John Mellencamp is such an old-timey, small-town kind of guy that he recorded his new album in mono. That's entirely fitting, since quite a few… 2010-08-17 John Mellencamp Rock
Music Review

No Better Than This (2010)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2010; Lead Performance: John Mellencamp; Genre: Rock

John Mellencamp is such an old-timey, small-town kind of guy that he recorded his new album in mono. That's entirely fitting, since quite a few of this baker's dozen of new tunes (produced by T Bone Burnett) sound like lost classics plucked from scratchy old 78 rpm discs. Compelling and heartfelt, No Better Than This feels tantalizingly timeless. Recommended to anyone who's spent the 
 past few years obsessively revisiting Bob Dylan's Love and Theft. A–

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Originally posted Aug 11, 2010 Published in issue #1116-1117 Aug 20, 2010 Order article reprints
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