Southeastern (studio album) by Jason Isbell

Southeastern
Southeastern by Jason Isbell
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-06-11
Overall rank: 1,121st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 159 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2013 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (162nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,121st)
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 159 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.9/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.

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95/100
From 04/25/2021 22:43
The 2010s ushered in new master songwriters in the Americana Country-folk, including Sturgill Simpson and Valerie June. The prime King and Queen of this new Americana era is undoubtedly Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, talented songwriters who are bonded in marriage. Shires had a major breakthrough in her "To the Sunset" album in 2018, proving her talent beyond her usual role as supporting musician to Isbell.

Southeastern is unassuming at first. This genre has been flooded with several artists and the genre itself isn't known for its glamorous presentation. After several listens, it becomes apparent that this project was very well thought out and personal. It is very reminiscent of Ryan Adams's "Heartbreaker" LP.

Southeastern and Isbell's follow-ups continue the string of modest genius releases. I personally recommend them all.

Highly Recommended.

Career Highlight: Cover Me Up
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75/100
From 02/20/2021 07:20
Some intensely personal and strong songwriting. Doesn't really appeal to me musically.
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90/100
From 08/20/2019 01:15
Did someone order the modern country classic with ALL THE TEARS???
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From 12/09/2016 10:13
This album gets a 100% from me. Generally, Im not a Country Music fan, but this guy reinforces the idea that passion transcends everything. Raw emotion drenches this record from top to bottom. Very refreshing.
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From 07/27/2016 11:34
ONLY giving it a 90, for now. On first listen. But it's hard to find fault at all. And I don't even like Ryan Adams, or at least I didn't think I did. Wor lass has heartbreaker so will have a listen!
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From 05/02/2016 07:18
Favourite album for years. Southeastern is so darkly beautiful.
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From 03/11/2016 03:59
This was the album that took Jason Isbell from very good to top of the songwriting hill. These are songs of heartache and addiction, but also profound redemption and gratitude. Isbell's singing has never been stronger, too, as evidenced by the powerful and fantastic opener, "Cover Me Up."
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From 05/15/2015 02:51
This isn't Ryan Adams? This record reaches the soul damn! A+ MEZ
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From 01/15/2015 16:10
Amazing voice, amazing song writer. Cover me up is one of my favorite songs of all time.
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From 06/30/2014 20:59
I second my earlier opinion with my only amendment being that this is the best ryan adams album since "cold roses". Jason Isbell writes understatedly dark, breathtaking tales of life and love and all the wondrously tragic complications therein.
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