Just Us Kids

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Just Us Kids
Studio album by James McMurtry
Released April 15, 2008
Recorded 2008, Wire Recording, Austin, TX
Genre Country
Length 59:28
Label Lightning Rod Records
Producer James McMurtry
James McMurtry chronology
Childish Things
(2005)
Just Us Kids
(2008)
Live in Europe
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[2]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (A-)[4]

Just Us Kids is an album by singer-songwriter James McMurtry. It was nominated at the 2008 Americana Music Association for Album of the Year, Song of the Year ("Cheney's Toy") and earned McMurtry a nomination for Artist of the Year.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by James McMurtry unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Bayou Tortous" – 4:52
  2. "Just Us Kids" – 5:10
  3. "God Bless America (Pat MacDonald Must Die)" – 5:03
  4. "Cheney's Toy" – 5:51
  5. "Freeway View" – 3:40
  6. "Hurricane Party" – 5:58
  7. "Ruby and Carlos" – 6:38
  8. "Brief Intermission" (McMurtry, Daren Hess, Ronnie Johnson) – 2:53
  9. "Fire Line Road" (McMurtry, Tim Holt) – 5:32
  10. "The Governor" – 5:53
  11. "Ruins of the Realm" - 4:27
  12. "You'd A' Thought (Leonard Cohen Must Die)" – 5:17

Personnel[edit]

External links[edit]

  • James McMurtry - information regarding James McMurtry and The Heartless Bastards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ PopMatters review
  4. ^ Robert Christgau review
  5. ^ "Artists: James McMurtry". Lightning Rod Records. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Americana Music Award Nominees 2008". About.com. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2010-06-09.