50 Best Albums of 2011

Josh T. Pearson, 'Last of the Country Gentlemen'
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33/50

33. Josh T. Pearson, 'Last of the Country Gentlemen'

Faith, love and loss are as tangled as the singer's country-preacher beard on this stark, confessional masterpiece. Pearson, who once led the Texas trio Lift to Experience, strips his obsessions to their harrowing marrow in the blues and rapture of his magnetic howl and hypnotic picking.

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