Orange County Register - Music Worth Buying: Our Best Of 2010

Music Worth Buying By Robert Kinsler and TJR

3. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This Although the T Bone Burnett-produced sessions on John Mellencamp’s latest album were preserved using a single vintage microphone and a 55-year-old AMPEX 601 mono tape recorder, No Better Than This explodes with songs incorporating country-blues, early folk and tinges of rockabilly and gospel. It isn’t music for the masses, but it is truly music that matters.