New album from T-Bone Burnett after time away relaxing at home after three years since his last album in 1992. In contrast to the previous records this album is more simplex and has a more direct approach. Many of the songs titles are in reference to the Reagan-Bush era, "greed of the 1980s" in American society came to the worship of money and criticism. Sony. 2008.
Having been casually aware of T. Bone Burnett's work through his film scoring and frequent collaborations with Elvis Costello, "Criminal" was an easy used record store grab - a four dollar experiment with literally no downside. Nothing short of a defibrillator to the chest could have preprared me for the scope and power of Burnett's virtuoso stroll through whatever it is that he took a virtuoso stroll through - alternately wrapping his tales of corroded … more