Published March 10, 2006
We interviewed T-Model for the last issue, and complained that his comments may be repeated a bit too often, and that his music wasn’t appreciated enough. We were amused, then, to hear that the same quotes he told us were even the opening to his latest release, bad man—“Can’t read, can’t write, ain’t never been to school a day in my life.” Bad man is a bad album, pure and simple. As is You Better Keep Still, with the exception of the single To the Left to the Right. She Ain’t None of Your’n is a very good blues album—there’s less bullshit, and a sincere sorrowful tone throughout. T-Model can do great things, but he is rarely consistent for a whole album, and his instincts seem off.