Teaming up once again with long time producer Jay Joyce, Brothers Osborne introduce their third studio album, 'Skeletons'. Featuring the new single 'All Night', which Rolling Stone described as "a party-friendly tune that’s equal parts outlaw attitude, disco groove and ZZ Top-style boogie", the Grammy nominated duo co-wrote every track on the record, along with frequent collaborators such as Lee Miller, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby and Casey Beathard.
"If 'Pawn Shop' was our introduction, and 'Port Saint Joe' was like the first conversation we had with someone over a beer, then 'Skeletons' is the moment where you start getting down to the real stuff and showing who you really are," says John Osborne. "If you really want to get to know us, this is the record to do it."
'High Note' slows the pace with a ballad that will give you time to catch your breath.
'Muskrat Greene' is just a funky pickin' instrumental that rocks. 'Dead Man's Curve' is a foot stompin hand clapping country rockin' thunderbolt full of energy coming at you at 100mph.
'Make It A Good One' is a slower country ballad with a really fabulous and heartfelt sound both vocally and musically.
'Hatin' Somebody' brings back the funky vibe with another foot tapping head bobbing sing a long number that just gives you a good feeling, which leads us nicely onto the last track 'Old Man's Boots', which is just a chilled out story telling finale bringing to an end this latest offering from the Brothers Osborne, and is a fitting end to a wonderful collection of songs.
During these strange and troubling unprecedented times, it is so good to get an album that is just a wonderful collection of lively upbeat music that will put a smile on your face. 'Skeletons' is a fabulous addition to a strong and growing discography from the Brothers.
TFM gives 'Skeletons' a full glass 5/5, an excellent album by an excellent band.
'Lighten Up' is a beautifully controlled start to the album before we are hit with a funky beat and a funky vocal with a wonderful catchy and uplifting chorus. Great opening track.
'All Night' is a fun play on words flirty number with another catchy chorus.
Next is 'All The Good Ones Are', which is a country rockin' rollercoaster that doesn't slow down for anything. Guaranteed to get you moving, before 'I'm Not For Everyone', which is a more traditional type modern country radio friendly track.
'Skeletons' the title track has a native American sounding beat to start before the track erupts into a fabulous rockin' number with yet another huge sing a long chorus. This is a modern outlaw country number that is just badass.
'Back On The Bottle' is pure country and proud of it, plenty of lifts and falls throughout.