May 19, 2020

16 Horsepower - Sackcloth 'N' Ashes (1996)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Alternative Country
Label Number: 31454 0416 2

© 1996 A&M Records
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Driven by off-kilter fiddles, a bizarre sense of humor, and punk-inflected country-rock, 16 Horsepower's first full-length album, Sackcloth 'n' Ashes, is a weirdly captivating listen. Nearly every song is a strange, backwoods fable, delivered with clever irony that never undercuts the essential, disturbing intentions of the songs. It's not for everybody, but for alt-country fans tired of Gram Parsons homages, Sackcloth 'n' Ashes is a welcome listen.

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