Pontiac (studio album) by Lyle Lovett

Pontiac by Lyle Lovett
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 5,911th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 1980s (888th)
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This album is rated in the top 25% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.3/100, a mean average of 73.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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From 11/21/2021 15:27
Lyle Lovett was signed to MCA with Nanci Griffith and Steve Earle and other left-of-center singer-songwriters in the "great credibility scare" of the mid 1980s. Like the other artists I mentioned, he was a folk singer-songwriter from Texas that was marketed as a mainstream country artist with the help of producer Tony Brown.

Lovett's biggest strength is his sense of style. I respect his efforts to incorporate many American genres in his music, including jazz, classic R&B, western swing, gospel and blues. It's all combined here but executed even better on his Joshua Judges Ruth record.

It's the lyrics that might turn you off.
Right off the bat, Lovett sings about Tonto telling the Lone Ranger to kiss his ass as he takes his horse to sea. Next he calls an attractive female a "s--tkicker redneck woman." Weird stuff.

The guy is as strange and unpredictable as his hair, but it comes off as bad more often than good. He tries to be original, but comes off boring. He tries to be witty but comes off weird. When he's sassy, he comes off corny. And when he tries to be sexy he just sounds creepy.

Nevertheless, the combined styles are truly unique and the production will keep you entertained, even if you find yourself scratching your head over the lyrics.

Check out Joshua Judges Ruth for some needed relief

A Side: LA County
B Side: Walk Through the Bottomland
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From 02/20/2016 21:57
His best record.
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From 04/30/2010 22:52
Lyle Lovett makes another record of his trademark mix of jazzy western swing, coffee house ballads, and clever lyrics. Not quite as good as the previous outing but highly enjoyable. Recommended especially for those looking for something that sounds original.
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