Something More Than Free (album) by Jason Isbell

Something More Than Free
Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell (2015)
Release date: 2015-07-17
Overall rank: 3,406th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 105 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution
Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2015 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (593rd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,406th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Jason Isbell-SOMETHING MORE THAN FREE (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW
Condition: New
Time left: 10h 35m 34s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free 2 x LP 180 Gram Vinyl Album - Record DL
Condition: New
Time left: 14h 3m 47s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
Jason Isbell-SOMETHING MORE THAN FREE (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW
Condition: New
Time left: 17h 51m 28s
Ships to: Worldwide

  My favourite store:  

Jason Isbell bestography

Something More Than Free is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by Jason Isbell on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jason Isbell is Southeastern which is ranked number 1282 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,365.

Jason Isbell album bestography « Higher ranked (1,282nd) This album (3,406th) Lower ranked (8,984th) »
SoutheasternSomething More Than FreeSirens Of The Ditch

Listen to Something More Than Free on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Something More Than Free track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
2.
Rating: 83 (18 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
3.
Rating: 81 (16 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
4.
Rating: 81 (14 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
8.
Rating: 81 (16 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes
10.
Rating: 79 (13 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon MP3
  • iTunes

Something More Than Free rankings

Something More Than Free collection

Something More Than Free ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 105 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 105 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
80/100
 Report rating
01/01/2020 23:28 eric_005  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,60576/100
 
95/100
 Report rating
12/01/2019 15:49 buzzdainer  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,80880/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
11/11/2019 04:27 OurKid77  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 60481/100
 
60/100
 Report rating
11/01/2019 16:27 shanelovesyou111  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 59876/100
 
65/100
 Report rating
10/10/2019 19:53 cronadigallina  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,41564/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 9% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating.

Something More Than Free favourites

Showing all 11 members who have added this album as a favourite

Something More Than Free comments

Showing all 8 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
85/100
From HoldenM 08/20/2019 01:16
A step or two below Southeastern, but a damn fine album, nonetheless.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From Luigii 03/12/2018 23:23
I'm not the biggest country fan. However I can say this is really good. Hell even great. Just doesn't impress me on a insane level. But I definitely would recommend to anyone that adores country as well to people like me who were never that crazy for the genre to begin with.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From jhuik 11/18/2017 17:38
I think songs like Children of Children and surreptitiously catchy, accessible and likable songs like 24 Frames make this his best album. What stunningly candid and enjoyable lyrics. You just want to say thank you for writing such great songs.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From buzzdainer 04/27/2017 22:07
Although Something More Than Free doesn't quite have the same raw, vulnerable, strangely triumphant energy that Jason Isbell's previous release, Southeastern, had, it nearly makes up the difference with a greater sense of maturity and artistic purpose. These are gorgeously and lovingly crafted, quintessentially American rock songs, my favorite of which has to be "24 Frames," a song of soaring tenderness, with one incredible verse in particular: "This is how you talk to her when no one else is listening / And this is how you help her when the muse goes missing / You vanish so she can go drowning in a dream again." I'm sure this is Isbell's experience being married to a fellow singer-songwriter, Amanda Shires. But it's also about the generosity of spirit that's needed for creative people to maintain loving relationships. Great stuff, Jason. Keep it coming.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From jhuik 05/07/2016 22:19
One of the best singer-songwriters in the world. Really great lyrics chock full of heartland wisdom for a new millennium.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From zdwyatt 07/17/2015 13:31
There's a review that criticizes these songs as mere character sketches in which "very little happens." If that's what you're taking away from these songs, you're just not listening. I've said it before, but his ability to create a whole world in four minutes is masterful.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 07/10/2015 02:40
The arrangements are warm and meticulously crafted, clearly played by the best in the industry. The lyricism is poignant and gives off an aura of quality- this album oozes quality. An overwhelming success, even for an established critical darling such as Isbell.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From samistake2ice 07/09/2015 13:56
After the first listen: So much more hope than in Southeastern. I still wouldn't call it gleeful, but more grateful for the strength to deal with the hardships that life brings. No doubt that Isbell is still a beautiful lyricist.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment.

Upcoming concerts

Jan
24
Fri
20:00
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
Global Event Center at WinStar Worl, Thackerville, United States. United States
Tickets from $65.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Jan
28
Tue
19:30
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Charles F. Dodge City Center Pembro, Pembroke Pines, United States. United States
Tickets from $55.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Mar
27
Fri
19:30
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit + Old Crow Medicine Show
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St Augustine, United States. United States
Tickets from $55.14 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Your feedback for Something More Than Free

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Login or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2015
1. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
2. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
3. Currents by Tame Impala
4. I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
5. Art Angels by Grimes
6. Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
7. Hand. Cannot. Erase. by Steven Wilson
8. In Colour by Jamie xx
9. E•MO•TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
10. Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter
11. Vulnicura by Björk
12. Depression Cherry by Beach House
13. The Epic by Kamasi Washington
14. Divers by Joanna Newsom
15. The Magic Whip by Blur
16. The Powers That B by Death Grips
17. Summertime '06 by Vince Staples
18. Get To Heaven by Everything Everything
19. Viet Cong by Viet Cong
20. I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside by Earl Sweatshirt
Back to Top