The past five or so months have found me digging deeper and deeper into the Matthew Ryan catalog. My interest sparked by the recent interview Morgan King did for An Aquarium Drunkard back in February, I have been working my way through his albums since. At the moment my attention has been focused on 2001’s Concussion album — a raw, sparse piece of work at times reminding me of Steve Earle at his bleakest and most confessional. This (comparison) is anchored in part due to the guest work on the album from frequent Earle compatriot Lucinda Williams. Also of note, Ryan’s cover of The Clash’s “Somebody Got Murdered” is a welcome interpretation as well.
MP3: Matthew Ryan :: Too Soon To Tell
MP3: Matthew Ryan :: Somebody Got Murdered
Amazon: Matthew Ryan – Concussion
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