Album Review: Brothers Osborne – Pawn Shop

EMI Records recording duo Brothers Osborne released their highly anticipated debut album Pawn Shop on January 15th. It’s an 11-track masterpiece filled with bluesy guitar rifts and rock and roll melodies. It’s a one punch stop to just about everything, just like a pawn shop. The duo co-wrote every song with some help from leading songwriters such as Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman. Pawn Shop mixes alternative sounds with today’s mainstream.

The album, which will already featured such singles as “Rum” and “Stay A Little Longer” also features some pretty cool tracks such as “Dirt Rich” and “Pawn Shop” which are just about appreciating life and all it brings. The Osborne’s also throw some love songs into the mix as well. “Loving Me Back” is a powerful song that possesses a traditional country sound and features vocals from the amazing Lee Ann Womack.

The duo says bands such as Aerosmith and Allman Brothers play a huge role in their unique old school rock and roll sound. “It’s like an old-school rock approach,” says John Osborne. “Groups like that always had the lead singer as well as the sideman guitar player. That’s what we’re going for, too. We’re carving our own path in country music.” The brothers ability to not only sing but to play instruments such as guitar also helps create their amazing dynamic.

Pawn Shop also celebrates the stoner life with a classic country track titled “Greener Pastures.” It’s a unique addition to the entire package. It’s a strong album with detail and dedication. Each song has it’s own sound and vibe. Pawn Shop is most certainly an album with bona fide artistry and musicianship, everything from the vocals to the lyrics, and right down to the guitar solo’s are pure perfection.

Do you have a favorite Brothers Osborne song? Tweet me and let me know @brittwv.

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Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.

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