For the Sake of the Song
Reviewed by Jim Caligiuri, Fri., Nov. 25, 2011
Nathan HamiltonBeauty Wit and Speed (Irondust)
Still traveling the roots-rock path he's known for, Nathan Hamilton matures before our ears on Beauty Wit and Speed. A meditation on time, aging, and how technology accelerates life, it hearkens more to the dark moods and fiery crashes of the Waterboys, but from the point of view of someone born in Abilene. Bonus points for recording an honest-to-god whole album in the age of downloaded singles.