Glossary doesn’t get nearly enough run here in ninebullets. I’ve tried to put a finger on why that is but the only thing I can come up with is that they don’t really make a lot of news. They put out kick ass albums, do short tours behind said kick ass album and chill at home in Tennessee otherwise. That said, they are a band that, perhaps as much as any other band we talk about here on ninebullets, could quite feasibly big the next “big” band to come from this little genre of music. All they need is a little more exposure cause they already got the chops and they’re preparing to unleash those chops on a brand new album entitled, Long Live All Of Us.

The kickstarter project was aimed at getting the money to rent the house, hire an engineer and mix the record. That goal was met in less than 24 hours over the weekend but let’s be honest, that’s just the very beginning of the long and expensive process that is making and releasing a record. So, let’s help them continue to raise money for the eventual pressing and marketing of the new album. There are very few bands as deserving of our support as Glossary.

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Glossary – Little Caney
Glossary – Through The Screen Door

Download Glossary’s album, The Better Angels of Our Nature, free and legally on their website.


Glossary is preparing to release a new album and I thought today (following the Two Cow post) would be a good day to remind y’all that last year they released a FANTASTIC album and put it up for you to download for free.

Why after the Two Cow post? Well, you know the lyrics from Two Cow‘s song, Humble Narrator, “the one about a boy / who broke your heart / and brought you to your knees / it was a slow sad waltz / in 3/4’s time / by my friends from Tennessee“? Well, here’s an interesting piece of trivia: those friends are Glossary.

So there. Below is a reprint of the original post I did on the album. Read it. Listen to the samples and then go download the cd. It’s free…

Jesus H. Christ. I am ashamed of myself.

I have been meaning to post a piece about this fantastic album for months, but other than a passing mention that it was available for free (and legal) download, there has been nothing but radio silence from ninebullets. Tonight, when I opened my “shit you need to write about” document and stared at Glossary on top of the list, I decided that it was time to break my silence (to steal a line from Rick Saunders).

So, back in early October, Glossary made their fifth studio album, The Better Angels Of Our Nature, available for free download on their site (btw: it’s still there so you have no excuse for not listening to it). Another reviewer said this in closing about the cd:

I’d have to really start searching to find any faults on this record, and that doesn’t seem fair. Not when a band is doing everything they can to help you get to hear the songs. Not when every song channels and emotion and reminds you of days past, friends you don’t see and lovers you’ve burned through. If you can tell me a better free gift than that, I’d love to hear it.

I really think that covers my feelings on Better Angels of Our Nature. It’s a Southern rock album minus the obvious Southern references of the Drive-By Truckers. A Southern rock album that’s more Saturday afternoon than Saturday night. I think, if you listen to the album, that’ll make sense.

Two things are for sure though- with The Better Angels Of Our Nature, Glossary made the best album of their 10 year career, and it gets a seat on my Essential Listening list. Give it a chance, it’s free.

Glossary – Only Time Will Tell
Glossary – Almsgiver
Glossary – Little Caney

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