VARIOUS ARTISTS: Rodentum: The Best of Roots Music IV: CD

This CD covers the broad spectrum of what could be called roots music. Country, blues, bluegrass, folk, circus/vaudeville-type stuff, it’s all here. Just like you might find on a Tom Waits album. Most of it has a sort of modern twist to it, ala 16 Horsepower or something of that sort. It’s done well, but nothing on here really grabs me. Personally, I’d rather just throw on a Tom Waits album.

 –Craven (Devil’s Ruin)