It's been out for a little bit now, and I've been struggling with just what to write. I knew I wanted to post a few words regarding one of those random purchases I've made that turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made in regards to purchasing music, just didn't know how to say it. Parker Millsap's latest, self titled album is a difficult one to put into simple words. Lyrically, this album is one of those that grabs you like a good story. Tracks like "Old Time Religion" weave twisted tales with dark religious overtones. Imagine the movie "Frailty" put into song. And while you listen to this sordid tale, you can't help but get swept up in the composition of the piece. Musically this album is a journey. No two songs sound identical. From blues infused "old timey rock 'n roll" to chillingly beautiful ballads, Parker has put together a strong offering that paralyzes that itchy trigger finger that rests on fast forward. Another part of what makes this alubm almost impossible to put down is the true relatability of the lyrics penned by Millsap. For instance, the track "Disappear" gives voice to the many day dreams the youth of rural America have when it comes to leaving for greener pastures. If I were in a beauty pageant and was asked what I would do with a million dollars, the answer would be buy everyone a copy of Parker Millsap's self titled album. Puppies can wait on damn good music.