96. 16 Horsepower—SACKCLOTH ‘N’ ASHES

A mesmerizing album—the first of five great records released between 1996 and 2002 by this Denver, Colorado band fronted by the mad genius, David Eugene Edwards. There’s a kind of macabre, backwoods spirituality here—served up in a heady brew of punk-inflected country rock. Key songs are “American Wheeze” and “Black Soul Choir.”

Sackcloth 'n' Ashes

A & M, 1996. [All-Music Guide Review]

Here’s #95.

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