Publication Date: 2020
As a title, Skeletons suggests a bare-bones album, but that's hardly what Brothers Osborne deliver here. Now on their third album, the duo feel comfortable in their skin, which means they're happy to ratchet up both the rock and disco without losing their down-home identity. While blending all these different sounds is a delicate balancing act, Brothers Osborne make it sound easy, blurring the distinctions between styles within the songs themselves. It's varied but subtle, tied together by the band's laid-back yet idiosyncratic charm. Maybe it's true that Brothers Osborne aren't quite for everyone, an admission they shrug off early on the album, but the great thing about Skeletons is how it sounds like they're appealing to wide quadrants of rock, pop, country, and Americana audiences without sounding like anything but themselves.