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01/08/2019 - “Other People’s Stuff” is the latest effort from John Mellencamp and aptly describes the collection of reworked arrangements previously released during the talented singer-songwriter’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career.

The 10 tracks containing various country, folk and blues stylings are infused with Mellencamp’s own personal heartland sound. Read More
12/20/2018 - John Mellencamp lands a No. 1 album on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart for the first time in his career, as his new album, Other People’s Stuff, rules the ranking dated Dec. 22.

The set debuts atop the tally with 44,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 13, according to Nielsen Music. Nearly all of its sum came via traditional album sales.

Mellencamp had previously snagged five top fives on Top Rock Albums, which began in 2006 (many years after Mellencamp first reached the all-genre Billboard 200 chart back in 1979). Before Stuff, with three -- 2007’s Freedom Road, 2008’s Life Death Love and Freedom and most recently, 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies reaching No. 3.

The album also represents Mellencamp’s 11th top 10 on the Billboard 200, his first since 2010’s Nothing Better Than This and best-charting album since Freedom 10 years prior.

Stuff features covers in its tracklist, including songs by Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers and more. Read More

12/13/2018 - John Mellencamp, who recently released his 24th album, “Other People’s Stuff,” sits down with NBC’s Harry Smith at his New York City apartment to discuss his legendary career in music, his art and how he’s found love again.

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12/09/2018 - On December 7, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp released his latest studio offering, "Other People's Stuff," via Republic Records.

The Verdict
Overall, John Mellencamp delivers on his new album, Other People's Stuff. He is able to breathe fresh life into these recordings, as he dusts them off and gives them his a distinct musical makeover. Mellencamp sustains the listener's attention for the entire duration of the project. Grab a bottle of wine, and let Mellencamp lure you in. Other People's Stuff garners an A rating. Read More
12/04/2018 - A true storyteller who continually contributes new insights to the Americana zeitgeist, John Mellencamp is poised to deliver a brand-new anthology, the wonderfully-titled Other People’s Stuff, Friday, December 7, 2018, via Republic Records.

Despite the nature of the anthology, Other People’s Stuff is cohesive; these are songs that fit one another perfectly, all individual pieces of the great American songbook belonging to Mr. Mellencamp. The brilliance here is in how well each track fits the others and in how flawlessly Other People’s Stuff fits into the recent Mellencamp oeuvre. Read the complete review after the jump Read More
12/04/2018 - Read Lee Zimmerman's complete Other People's Stuff review after the jump. Here is an excerpt: Clearly Mellencamp is working in a realm in which he seems well suited. Hearing him strut and swagger through opening track “To the River” offers all the evidence needed that he still has the drive and determination to convincingly make other people’s stuff feel like his own... Read More
11/14/2018 - Over the last three decades, John Mellencamp has covered a variety of musical styles, songs and rhythms under the umbrella of heartland rock. On his newest offering, Mellencamp digs deep into the archives of his musical experience. An homage to some of the greatest songwriting feats in history, Other People’s Stuff is emblematic of John Mellencamp’s storytelling ability and his time-tested musicality. Read the complete review of Other People's Stuff after the jump. Read More
 
   

 

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