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Plain Spoken


Download links and information about Plain Spoken by John Mellencamp. This album was released in 2014 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 43:40 minutes.

Artist: John Mellencamp
Release date: 2014
Genre: Rock, Country, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 43:40
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No. Title Length
1. Troubled Man 4:14
2. Sometimes There's God 4:34
3. The Isolation of Mister 5:34
4. The Company of Cowards 3:52
5. Tears In Vain 3:53
6. The Brass Ring 5:37
7. Freedom of Speech 3:52
8. Blue Charlotte 4:40
9. The Courtesy of Kings 3:33
10. Lawless Times 3:51



At 62 years old, John Mellencamp sounds much more comfortable in his own skin. The years he spent trying to find an audience and a voice made him understand the preciousness of his situation when he broke through in the ‘80s, and his performances have always kept his audience in mind. He recorded his 22nd album in his home state of Indiana with Americana veteran T Bone Burnett executive-producing. It's a stripped-down, lyrically rich collection of songs, ranging from the poignancy of relationship troubles of “Tears in Vain” to the dark humor guiding the political commentary of “Lawless Times.” Acoustic instrumentation throughout creates more of the naturalistic sound that Mellencamp has been seeking over the past number of years, though a tune like “Good Charlotte” benefits from a hint of organ and “Lawless Times” punctuates its grooves with a nice bluesy electric guitar. Mellencamp's voice is clearly roughed up; at times it sounds like the heir to Bob Dylan’s weathered croak, just 10 years behind.