Sex & Gasoline

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Sex and Gasoline
Studio album by Rodney Crowell
Released September 2, 2008
Recorded July 25, 2007 - October 12, 2007
Genre Americana
Label Work Song/Yep Roc
Producer Joe Henry
Rodney Crowell chronology
The Outsider
(2005)
Sex and Gasoline
(2008)
Old Yellow Moon
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]

Sex and Gasoline is the thirteenth studio album of Rodney Crowell. The album peaked at number 38 on country album charts and 35 on the independent album chart and was nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.[3]

It is made up of entirely original Crowell compositions and its tracks are described by Allmusic as "accessible and jagged observations on the conflicting poles in what it means to be a conscious human being who struggles with unconscious urges." Allmusic.com compares Crowell's vocals on the album to those of Bob Dylan.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Rodney Crowell.

  1. "Sex and Gasoline" - 4:28
  2. "Moving Work of Art" - 4:30
  3. "The Rise and Fall of Intelligent Design" - 4:28
  4. "Truth Decay" - 4:30
  5. "I Want You #35" - 3:31
  6. "I've Done Everything I Can" - 5:34
  7. "Who Do You Trust" - 4:08
  8. "The Night's Just Right" - 3:51
  9. "Funky and the Farm-Boy" - 4:08
  10. "Forty Winters" - 4:43
  11. "Closer to Heaven" - 5:20

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 38
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sex and Gasoline Review". All Music. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Sex and Gasoline Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  3. ^ CMT : News : Rodney Crowell's New Album Coming in September
  4. ^ Jurek, Thom. Sex and Gasoline, Allmusic.