Once again, Southern Culture On The Skids proves itself the ultimate party band with the ultimate party record. In other hands, the concept behind Countrypolitan Favorites (Yep Roc) might come off as sheer novelty or gimmick, but the kitschy SCOTS makes the genre-bending collection of covers work on its own terms. There’s humor, to be sure, in contemplating T-Rex’s “Life’s A Gas” as a George Jones/Tammy Wynette duet, but at this point SCOTS can pull off pretty much anything it puts its collective mind to.
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