This is Kalish's best album so far. The slick-but-soulful production, the A+ musicians involved, seasoned songwriting chops, and themes ranging from love to politics and plenty more in between make Songs for Nobody a truly exceptional record. This is perfectly-crafted, heart-on-the-sleeve Americana that feels like a windows-down, radio-up road trip across a troubled country. It provides the escapism, the grit, and the hope that we are all craving right now.
Thumbs Up: Nathan's vocals have never sounded better. His endless touring schedule has really paid off. In the best way possible, he sounds like a pro on Songs for Nobody. The cast of musicians on here complement the songs and each other with such precision and finesse. This is an album that becomes more rewarding with each listen.
DM's Two Cents: Honestly, no criticisms here. I've personally followed Nathan Kalish's career for a decade, and have offered some in past reviews. This album is such a solid evolution forward and, honestly, just listen to the fuckin' thing and enjoy every bit of it.
Standout Tracks: "Standard Time" is Kalish's best song yet. It reaches heights occupied by Emmylou, Isbell, and Prine. This song really hit me in the wheelhouse. The rough-and-sentimental "Wino Christmas" and the old-timey country track "Delta Woman" also shine brightly.