Joshua Judges Ruth (studio album) by Lyle Lovett

Joshua Judges Ruth by Lyle Lovett
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 19,166th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Joshua Judges Ruth is ranked 4th best out of 15 albums by Lyle Lovett on

The best album by Lyle Lovett is Pontiac which is ranked number 5938 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 217.

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From 11/21/2021 16:31
Lyle Lovett is a strange bird, but his formula of genre-bending works best here with lyrics that are mostly complimentary and his his by far his finest album.

You have the blues on I've Been to Memphis, gospel on Church, folk on North Dakota, rock on Been So Good, swing on All My Love is Gone and country on She's Leaving Me.

The lyrics are a little rocky, but if you love lyrics about food, Lyle's got you covered. He'll sing about beans, cornbread and peanut butter and jelly until you salivate.


A Side: You've Been So Good Up to Now
B side: Family Reserve
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From 09/08/2017 11:49
Favorite LL album. Love the track Church.
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