Your Country Graham Parker, once touted as the thinking man's pub rocker (and an early rival of Elvis Costello's), has been regularly dropping good-to-great albums for the… Your Country Graham Parker, once touted as the thinking man's pub rocker (and an early rival of Elvis Costello's), has been regularly dropping good-to-great albums for the… 2004-03-09 Graham Parker
Music Review

Your Country (2004)

Graham Parker | BRIT TACKLES AMERICANA Parker drops another great album
BRIT TACKLES AMERICANA Parker drops another great album
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 09, 2004; Lead Performance: Graham Parker

Graham Parker, once touted as the thinking man's pub rocker (and an early rival of Elvis Costello's), has been regularly dropping good-to-great albums for the past couple of decades, both with and without fanfare. Your Country is one of the great ones, a Brit's take on Americana that reveals Parker's always formidable songwriting chops are as well honed as ever. Highlights: a duet with Lucinda Williams on ''Cruel Lips''; a remake of 1979's ''Crawling From the Wreckage'' (written by Parker, popularized by Dave Edmunds); and a delightful left-field cover of Jerry Garcia's ''Sugaree.''

Originally posted Mar 05, 2004 Published in issue #754 Mar 05, 2004 Order article reprints
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