Chris Mills

Nobody's Favorite

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On Nobody's Favorite, Chris Mills delivers bare, country-rock reminiscent of Uncle Tupelo. He pairs honest lyrics with rugged acoustic accompaniment to produce a collection of expressive musical portraits. Mills' main strength is his voice, which conveys the raw emotion behind his lyrics and endears him to his listeners. "Nowhere Town" wrestles with the desperate desire to reach beyond the limitations of a small town, while "Keep the Corpse Beautiful" expresses the desolation caused by losing someone close. Mills' passion reaches its pinnacle on "This Is Not an Easy Thing," when he cries "I'm not the one, so why don't you just finish me?" Though solemn and often melancholy, Nobody's Favorite is a beautiful and rewarding listening experience.

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