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11/10/2010 - Read the Abolute Sound full No Better Than This review. Here is an excerpt: "T Bone’s sonics are typically uncluttered and atmospheric, but Mellencamp’s hoarse musings add the soulful grit that raises the whole enterprise to an inspired exercise in unvarnished Americana..." Read More
11/08/2010 - Long time Indianapolis Star music writer David Lindquist, who has covered John's career since the 1990's, is writing a series of blogs to build up to John's two performances in Indianapolis this week. The first several installments are already posted. Click HERE to read the blogs. Read More
11/06/2010 - John was recently interviewed by John Carucci for the Associated Press. The interview is available in two forms - print and video. After the jump we have the full print article and a larger version of the video version embedded below. John discusses different topics in both.


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11/04/2010 - Read Dave Paulson's show review. Here are some excerpts: "John Mellencamp showed old-school Americana to be a remarkably comfortable fit..."

"The anthemic “Save Some Time to Dream” instantly brightened the crowd.."

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11/03/2010 - Read Mike Greenblatt's "A" review of No Better Than This. Here is an excerpt: "one man singing his own songs of hope, redemption and hard-boiled reality while strumming guitar..." Read More
10/31/2010 - A fan has posted a video of  John's performance from the tour opening night at the IU Auditorium in Bloomington, Indiana on October 29, 2010. No Better Than This the title track from John's newly released album and tour.



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10/26/2010 - Mellencamp.com is asking fans to file a report on the availability and price of John's new album No Better Than This at their local retail stores. We will randomly pick some of the people who turn in checks to receive an autographed copy of John's new album! Click HERE to learn more. It's simple, quick and easy to submit in a report! Read More
10/15/2010 - Read Darryl Morden of Buzzine.com No Better Than This review. Here is an excerpt: "He brings a truth that can disturb, comfort, but most of all move the listener... " Read More
10/15/2010 - Read Kevin Krieger's 4 W's (star) review: Here is an excerpt: “No Better Than This” is Mellencamp’s history lesson for the adventurous listener willing to follow him down the musical paths cut by legends like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. Read More
10/15/2010 - Read Ninebullets.net' No Better Than This review. Here is an excerpts: "No Better Than This could be the kingpin in this late-life, post-major label renaissance that Mr. Mellencamp is currently crafting..." Read More
10/05/2010 - Noted writer Greil Marcus muses on John's new album as part of his column in The Believer. Here is an excerpt, more after the jump: (4) John Mellencamp, No Better Than This (Rounder). Mellencamp had a ridiculously precious idea: record a set of new songs in the Sun studio in Memphis, where Howlin’ Wolf and Elvis once walked the few square feet as if it were the earth; in the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia, a stop on the Underground Railroad; and in Room 414 of the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, where in 1936 Robert Johnson faced a wall and sang “Cross Road Blues”—and not just put the thing out on CD and vinyl, but do it all in mono. Read More
10/01/2010 - Here is the video for the title track from John's No Better Than This album. The video was filmed and directed by Ian and Kurt Markus and culled from their Summer 2009 footage. The video serves as a preview of the documentary It's About You which was filmed during the making of the album and John's tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. After the jump we have a larger version of the video.


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09/29/2010 - Recently, John filmed a public service announcement for World Homeless Day (10/10/2010) and sat down to talk with 1Matters’ Ken Leslie, on behalf of street papers worldwide. Click HERE to watch the PSA and read the interview.

1Matters has taken the video of John's interview and interspersed it with clips and lyrics from No Better Than This. The piece finds John talking about progress, his first experiences with racism, the unique recording of NBTT, and shares the best advice he was ever given by his grandfather.


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09/28/2010 - We have posted the entire No Better Than This album in the jukebox at the top right of Mellencamp.com's home page. Click the pop out player to listen to the album while browsing the site! Be sure to facebook/twitter/tell your friends that they can check the album out on John's site!

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The new album is getting widespread critical praise! We have dozens of reviews in the NEWS section of Mellencamp.com. Additionally, several articles have arrived that include interviews with John that help tell the story of the new album and the Fall Tour: Read More
09/23/2010 - Read No Depression's review of No Better Than This . Here are some excerpts: "John Mellencamp is an artist whose depth continues to impress and surprise..."

"What this record (and yes, it is available on vinyl) shows is that it’s not the recording, it’s what’s being recorded. The primitive sound serves to focus the listener’s ear on the artist’s lyrics and moods..."

"These songs capture a reflective time in Mellencamp’s life and the recordings serve to amplify his every thought..." Read More
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