Junky Star (2010) This moody, recession-themed collection from Bingham — who won an Oscar this year for a song from Crazy Heart — is unlikely to boost anyone's… 2010-08-31 Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses Rock
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Junky Star (2010)

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses | THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DEAD HORSE Ryan Bingham
THE BEAT OF HIS OWN DEAD HORSE Ryan Bingham
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 31, 2010; Lead Performance: Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses; Genre: Rock

This moody, recession-themed collection from Bingham — who won an Oscar this year for a song from Crazy Heart — is unlikely to boost anyone's morale during our current downturn, but Junky Star might make some folks feel less alone. And whether backed by simple guitar or a full-band ramble, Bingham's intricately detailed portraits of the wayward and lost are some of the best short stories you'll hear all year. A–

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Originally posted Aug 25, 2010 Published in issue #1118 Sep 03, 2010 Order article reprints