The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92798 Message #1802561
Posted By: alanabit
06-Aug-06 - 04:02 AM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash - American V
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash - American V
I have listened to the set a couple of times. It is likeable and unfussy, like the previous four recordings. For me it lacks the momentum of the previous recordings though. I felt the project was running out of ideas. Nowhere does it have the energy or unease which was instilled into the cuts with Tom Petty, or the more modern songs covered so inspiredly on the earlier albums. It is a dignified exit, but it does not add anything, which is genuinely indispensible.