#476: Branded Man by Merle Haggard


Branded Man by Merle Haggard (1967)

Favorite Track(s): "Don't Get Married" and "My Hands Are Tied"

Thoughts: Two country albums in a row. Not cool, Rolling Stone. NOT COOL. Fortunately classic country songs are rarely over 3 minutes long. I mean...this is Americana history that I both respect and adore! (But mostly just respect.)

This music is nice and definitely quality, but eventually the songs just started to blend together, and the lyrics got repetitive, and I started dozing off. Sorry, Merle. If I were drunk, alone in a bar somehow down South, this would be perfect.

Also, the title made me want to sing Lord, I was born a branded maaa-aaan...

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