Aaron Einhouse

It Ain't Pretty

Texas Platters

Aaron Einhouse writes for the big stage, anthemic country rockers that trade subtlety for power. Openers "Dancin'" and "That's What You Get" set the Austin native's fourth LP off on a rodeo circuit, but even slower numbers like Hal Ketchum co-write "It Ain't Pretty" or highlight "My Susannah" can't resist big riffs against his blues-burnt voice. The swaying R&B flourish of "Thinking of You" and funked narrative of "The Fall of Eli Wilde" add dimension to the otherwise flat LP. Einhouse can turn lyrics, as with closer "I'm Done," but bigger sound doesn't always equal better for the songwriter.

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