If you’ve heard of Andy Falkous, you already love this album, and I, in turn, love you. If you haven’t, Andy Falkous was in Mclusky (now defunct), then Future of the Left (still going). Good old noisy bands with pop sensibilities, with a knack for a hilarious lyrics. Not in the comedy vain of someone like Tenacious D or Weird Al Jankovic (sigh), but in a witty, intelligent, or just incredibly random I-can’t-believe-that’s-a-line-in-a-song way. Anyway, he lost his full time job, and had some quiet time, so he decided to record an album on his own (his wife plays bass on a track, and some guy plays drums on a few to make them sound good). Mostly it’s just him.
BGO's 2013 two-fer She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye/There Must Be More to Love Than This combines Jerry Lee Lewis' 1970 album with its 1971 sequel, both ranking among his finest country efforts. She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye slightly edges out its sequel in terms of consistency, partially because it's anchored on a couple of major hits ("Once More with Feeling," "She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye"), but There Must Be More to Love Than This is no slouch, containing a bunch of pure hard country, lots of barroom weepers and barrelhouse rockers.