11 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

As illustrated by the quiet, simple devastation of its opener—the sorrowful, hard-living vignette “Alabama Pines”—Jason Isbell is on top of his narrative game on his third album. Here We Rest collects stories of the beat-down and forgotten, like the lovers ravaged by opiates on the swaying country track “Codeine,” or a woman visiting her long-lost dad on the driving “Stopping By.” “Tour of Duty” ends things with an upbeat, folky shuffle, though, as a war vet returns home.

EDITORS’ NOTES

As illustrated by the quiet, simple devastation of its opener—the sorrowful, hard-living vignette “Alabama Pines”—Jason Isbell is on top of his narrative game on his third album. Here We Rest collects stories of the beat-down and forgotten, like the lovers ravaged by opiates on the swaying country track “Codeine,” or a woman visiting her long-lost dad on the driving “Stopping By.” “Tour of Duty” ends things with an upbeat, folky shuffle, though, as a war vet returns home.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

Doctor Mine ,

5 STARS

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skelter79 ,

Third times a charm.

Jason Isbell's third album is much more acoustic driven and has a ton of soul. The first half of 'Here We Rest' is killer - it has really stood out after a couple listens. This album is easily worth the price of admission.

detroitpromenade ,

Home Run

Isbell and the 400 Unit hit their follow up album out of the park. Difficult territory for bands following up on great debut albums. Isbell again shows off his incredible story telling. His songs as with DBT and his solo effort are somehow sad but also make you want to be a part of the characters trials "Alabama Pines", "Codeine", "Save it for Sunday", "Tour of Duty". Great work guys. Got my vinyl copy with the 2 unreleased tracks "Brand New Stone" and "Everywhere With Helicopter" along with digital copy from the boy's website and could not be happier. Been waiting for this for a long time with high expectations and could not be happier. Looking forward to the tour this summer.

"We'll laugh like little children telling secrets. Probably cry like old women drinking gin. because I've done my tour of duty now I'm home and I ain't leaving here again"

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