Reviews John Prine The Tree of Forgiveness

John Prine

The Tree of Forgiveness

John Prine's first album of new material in 13 years is a great place to start with the legend’s career, as it kind of covers the ground of the sometimes funny, sometimes terribly sad songs he’s known for. Working with Dave Cobb (known for producing both Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton) Prine focuses on the mundanities of everyday life, and some of those songs like the humorous “Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)” and the tender “I Have Met My Love Today” is a gorgeous little love song that comes and goes in under two minutes. “Summer’s End” is probably one of the most beautiful, weightless ballads I’ve heard in a long time. It’s a record that’s a small gift, one that you’re welcome to have but did not at all expect. That’s the best kind.

8.5 / 10Brendan Hilliard
Advertisement
Radio K 2
Leave a comment

8.5 / 10

8.5 / 10

Share this content
Advertisement
Radio K 2
Recent reviews

Jon Spencer

Spencer Sings The Hits!

8.3 / 10 Jon Spencer - Spencer Sings The Hits! album cover

Garage rock is a term that no longer gets a lot of usage - dissipating into the ether after the resurgence and seeming demise of the genre around the mid-00s. ...

Neon Cities

Toulouse

7.0 / 10 Neon Cities - Toulouse  album cover
200 Words Or Less

The fourth in a string of 2018 releases from Denver-based synth duo Neon Cities, the Toulouse single presents a pair of tracks that showcase distinct sides of the group's sound. With warm synth ...

Mitski

Be the Cowboy

9.5 / 10 Mitski - Be the Cowboy album cover

Pop comes in many forms. Sometimes you find it on the radio as the nation’s favorite dance hit. Occasionally you’ll hear it pulsating from the walls of your favorite nightclubs. ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.