This incarnation of Palaceone of its more impressive, sees frontman Will Oldham turning out some of the strongest bleak country-rock in his career and taking the music in a few intriguing and even upbeat directions. With a great supporting cast that includes, among others, Sebadoh 's Jason Loewenstein on drums and Oldham 's brother Ned on bass, the group busts out laid-back twangy tunes that can really rock when the opportunity comes up.
Alternately, slower brooding tracks like the longing "New Partner" see the band proving their chops in a more refined setting. Oldham 's cracking backcountry voice may be a bit of an acquired taste, but it's worth the time, as his inflections are capable of powerful feelings and certain honesty.
The Palace team has put out many a record, but as far as accessible and slightly upbeat musical ruminations go, Viva Last Blues certainly sees the players near the top of their game. Things are a little thicker and dirtier than on the more laid-back acoustic records this prolific artist has put out, but the rock approach adds worlds to the delivery and creates a powerful palette for the equally important lyrics.
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