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Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (album) by Lucinda Williams 

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Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams (1998)
Overall rank: 746th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 240 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1998 (14th)
Top albums of the 1990s (154th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (746th)

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Lucinda Williams bestography

Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is ranked as the best album by Lucinda Williams.

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79/100 (from 240 votes)
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From Sandrof1969 02/18/2018 19:02
he disco era stato questo "Car wheels on a gravel road" ! Un rock morbido ma non privo di spigoli, un approccio country per canzoni che spesso invece erano blues, un suono curato, corposo e robusto e delicato insieme; il tipico disco che non fa parte dell'epoca in cui esce ma non perché anacronistico, piuttosto perché senza tempo.
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From Ashmark 02/15/2018 00:53
This album is Lucinda at her near best. Her voice conveys all of life’s challenges. A world-weary survivor.
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From facu-janssen 03/27/2017 03:24
Even if you don't like country, you can feel the emotions that she transmits

Example: Right in Time
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From buzzdainer 08/04/2016 13:21
Full of personal ruminations on relationships and precise memories of her early life moving from town to town with her poet father, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is the high point of Lucinda Williams's long career as one of America's finest country singer-songwriters. I saw Lucinda play at the Asheville Civic Center in support of this album, and it was one of those professional, veteran performances that cemented her in my mind as one of the greats. My then-girlfriend put "Right in Time" on a mix CD she made for me at the time, and although the relationship ended long ago, I still think of the song as a sweet, sexy celebration of what romance can be.
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From garycottier 05/26/2016 14:52
Car wheels on a gravel road, is one of the greatest country rock albums ever, and Lucinda Williams best. It's a stunning record full of great songs including, right in time, I lost it, and, metal firecracker, which is my favourite track here. It's a gritty, sweaty, and passionate record and everyone should have a copy. Essential.
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From buckchip 04/17/2016 09:10
the country-est album i've heard in a long time
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From muzikluvah 12/06/2015 04:42
"The Greatest American Album of All Time" (as one commentator here would have it)?? I don't know about that.... I kindly doubt it... But it's a rare gem, that's for sure.... as is Lucinda herself.... Me, I'd give slightly higher marks to her s/t debut, while her "Essence" and "World Without Tears" are excellent too.... but the double disc "Live at the Fillmore" takes the cake for me.... I've seen her live several times... was able to give her my heartfelt regards and my cowboy hat in K.C. at intermission ....For me the Fillmore album's the best album from Lucinda.... She's got a killer rocking band behind her on that date with an amazing lead guitar, and she sounds kinda wasted, rough, and ready to brawl... Listen to that f*cked-up vers. of "Essence" followed up by "Bleeding Fingers".... Don't know bout you, but gives me chills and makes me wanna pop one too many beers....
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From Mercury 03/10/2015 22:57
Did I mention that this may be the greatest American album of all time?
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From Mercury 12/01/2014 07:05
I really love an album like this, where it's like stepping into another person's life and feeling and empathizing with their struggles, and their emotions, and their thoughts. I'd say listening to this album is like being with Lucinda or at least being right there with a character or series of characters she's created. Being there on a road trip through life and places. And Lucinda paints such vivid pictures of these people. Whether she is talking about love, loss, life, work, sex or whatever, it always feels articulate and real.

And the rest of the album vibes with the stunning lyrics. Musically it's just an incredibly well made and emotional blend of blues, rock, folk and country of different kinds. At times soft, burdened and forlornly quiet, other times it's airy and sweet and at other times it's heavy and angry and not taking any shit.

Also god damn I love Lucinda's voice! The way it cracks and aches and feels. She is clearly one of the greatest and most seasoned veteran singer-songwriters out there. And every second of this album shows how much of an icon she is and why. I can't recommended this album enough.
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From Mez123 10/12/2014 19:16
Perhaps my favorite all time album. Perfection alt-country genre, bluesy touch flavor. "Right In time" & "Joy", I enjoy to a little lesser extent but every other track is a 10 of 10. A++++ Give it a listen! A desert island disck for me & I don't often go long without another listen.. MEZ
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