SCOTT KELLY AND THE ROAD HOME / The Forgiven Ghost In Me (2012)
Scott Kelly, better known as front man of Neurosis, has penned a wonderfully introspective semi-acoustic album that sounds nothing like his day job. It more closely resembles the bastard child of Hank Williams, Swans, Tom Waits and Todd Snider. It’s full of darkly brooding confessions, accompanied by a strum that is repetitive but intensely purposeful. This is folk music for when it hits midnight and all you have for company is a bottle of Bourbon.
Some might question why this is on Neurot Recordings but I say it deserves to be, and it deserves an audience.