Sounds Like: The 79-year-old Texan’s millionth LP is a bunch of staples, covers, guest spots and steely guitar to accompany his old man, weed-loving country croons.
Free Association: Snoop’s on the 4/20- released “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.” Clever!
For Fans Of: Lukas Nelson x Merle Haggard, Texas, honky-tonk kush.
A Joyful Noise
Sounds Like: They get softer as they drift away from Arkansas with each LP; we have to let them evolve, but this is NOTHING like “Standing in the Way of Control.”
Free Association: Seeing Beth get the big-budget video treatment is sadly unfulfilling.
For Fans Of: Bikini Kill x Ting Tings, MEN/Peaches, queer Passion Pit, big girls.
Sounds Like: Posthumous collection from the legendary Ramone (who died at 49 in 2001) featuring guests.
Free Association: Not the same Ramones of the ’70s (this is tame), but still awesome.
The Pack A.D. are built for the road
PW's Music Issue 2014