The Ghosts Of Highway 20 (studio album) by Lucinda Williams

The Ghosts Of Highway 20 by Lucinda Williams
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-01-22
Overall rank: 4,652nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 2010s (872nd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,652nd)
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Lucinda Williams bestography

The Ghosts Of Highway 20 is ranked 4th best out of 21 albums by Lucinda Williams on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Lucinda Williams is Car Wheels On A Gravel Road which is ranked number 766 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,407.

Lucinda Williams album bestography « Higher ranked (4,414th) This album (4,652nd) Lower ranked (7,439th) »
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74/100 (from 62 votes)
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From 02/09/2021 16:00
Another great album from Lu. Never done a duff album. Everyone has something of interest. Consistently great artist
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From 12/11/2016 05:01
There aren't many artists that can keep such a high level of level of inspiration as Lucinda Williams. Now into her fourth decade as a recording artist, Williams says she finds inspiration and comfort in NOT getting comfortable. She describes this record as Car Wheels on a Gravel Road part 2, except the woman who is singing about her childhood is now twenty years older and wiser.
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From 10/27/2016 19:49
Another great album from Lucinda she just gets better with age. Her southern drawl works on these sad melancholy songs. This album needs more than one or two listens before it sinks in and touches you. The standout tracks are Dust, Place In My Heart, Louisiana Story, the title track & If My Love Could Kill but the rest are all good. Released in the same year as Blackstar & Skeleton Tree these 3 albums are the saddest releases in a long time.
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From 05/05/2016 00:07
I knoh thish road... Like thuh bakkomahhannd
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From 05/04/2016 23:52
Maybe it's just me, but this album didn't sit well with me. I really liked the guitar in the first tracks. They had a simple beat. They sounded nice, nothing ground-breaking but nothing gripping either, just standard. So I tried to focus on the lyrics. And for each song I just listened like... I'm supposed to feel something right? The songs felt void of heart. This doesn't go for every song. For instance, "Louisiana Story" is a decent track. But other songs like "Death Came" describes a death of a loved one, but describes the event by saying little more than "death came and gave you a kiss". Simply telling me that someone died isn't enough to make me feel emotional. I felt like most other songs on this album played out similarly. She would take a concept that could be sad but doesn't detail it enough to make it personal in the slightest.
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From 04/22/2016 12:45
2016 is shaping as a sad and great year in music, and this, to me, is one of the year's best.
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From 01/28/2016 17:06
Something about Lucinda's voice that I don't like as much as her 80s, 90s, and even early 2000s output. But this album has solid songs and reminds me a bit of the feel on World Without Tears and West, which were both excellent albums.

I think this one will get better with each listen (and it seems as though the 2nd half is better than the first in many ways).
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