October 23, 2007
Dwight Yoakam has never hidden his admiration for Buck Owens (even duetting together on "Streets of Bakersfield," a number one country hit in 1988) so this set of covers is lovingly presented with a fervor that Yoakam can't help but exude. His voice cracks, curls, and whoops are all his own, but the breakneck energy and enthusiasm that the Buckaroos poured into every song are given a fitting tribute.
- Zac Johnson
Few hardcore bands of the 1980s made more of the power of sheer belief than Minor Threat, and fewer still were as articulate when the inevitable disappointment of the corruption of their scene made itself known. A pretty remarkable emotional arc, a few great anthems, and the insightful and heartbreaking "Salad Days," all within the space of 47 minutes. There's a lot to be said for concision.
- Mark Deming