The Judge and Jury - The Legend Of Jim Collins
COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
HomeNewsInterviewsCD ReleasesCD ReviewsConcertsArtistsArchive
 

The Legend Of Jim Collins (Pizzle, 2000)

The Judge and Jury

Reviewed by Michael Berick

It's easy to quip that the verdict still is out on The Judge & The Jury, but it's an accurate statement as well. This young Georgia band definitely has its shining moments on their debut. Frontman/songwriter Aaron Parrett pens some winning melodies, and the group well executes a relaxed country sound that mixes in elements of bluegrass, old-time and Texas music.

But overall the disc is a split decision. While the words and music come together marvelously on the outlaw-on-the-road tale "Texas," a similarly themed "El Cuchillo" just makes you recall more memorable tunes by Joe Ely and Robert Earl Keen. On the simply told "Caroline," Parrett achieves a moving sense of heartache and in "Acres Of Blame" he finds an affective blend of wit and sentiment; however, the wordplay in "Hog Wire And Pliers" only comes off like sub-John Prine material. Still, this entertaining album, at a hair over 37 minutes, creates a strong enough impression to mark this as a promising effort.




©Country Standard Time • Jeffrey B. Remz, editor & publisher • countrystandardtime@gmail.com
AboutCopyrightNewsletterOur sister publication Standard Time
Subscribe to Country Music News Country News   Subscribe to Country Music CD Reviews CD Reviews   Follow us on  Twitter    Instagram    Facebook