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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 'The Nashville Sound'
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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 'The Nashville Sound'

We Say: The Nashville Sound follows in the wake of Isbell's 2013 breakthrough Southeastern and its 2015 follow-up Something More Than Free, albums that introduced the former Drive-By Truckers third-man to a larger audience with their tales of drunken demons and fresh beginnings. But after spending the last five years reckoning with past darkness, Isbell, 38, shifts his gaze outward. He pledges everlasting faith to his wife on the tearjerker "If We Were Vampires," offers parental advice on the backyard bluegrass of "Something to Love," and delivers an urgent warning to the white male demographic, which overwhelmingly voted for Trump, on "White Man's World." 

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