Ry Cooder - Election Special
Featuring such pointed songs as ‘The Wall Street Part of Town’ and ‘Mutt Romney Blues’, it follows last year’s equally political Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down, and shows the man who Uncut describes as the ‘modern day Woody Guthrie’ to be at the very top of his game.
On Election Special, which he produced, Cooder plays mandolin, guitar, and bass and wrote all of the songs, co-writing one with Joachim Cooder, who plays drums on the record.
Uncut names it Album of the Month, saying: "In a recording career that stretches back more than four decades, Cooder has never before made an album as immediate as Election Special."
The Guardian gives it four stars, calling it "an entertaining, thoughtful and bravely original set."
Ry Cooder's Election Special is out now on Nonesuch