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Jason Isbellの３作目は前作同様フェイムスタジオ録音、バンドプロデュース作品。 前作はサザンロック、スワンプ、サザンソウルな南部ロック名作だったが、本作はその流れを崩してはいないが、ブルーグラス、フォークをやや強めたアメリカンルーツロックに仕上がっている。 ひなびたオルガンの音や、スライド、アコウスティックギターやフィドル、ねばりあるリズムセクションにて鳴らされるロックサウンドに、強い意志と鋭い眼差しを聴き手に感じさせるJason Isbellの歌声が素晴らしい。 派手さもなく、熱くなり過ぎることもなく、無駄に歪ませることもないが、強いロック。 アナログ盤の方は7inchにボーナストラック２曲収録されており、１曲は本作では貴重な豪快なエレキギターがけん引するロックナンバー、もう１曲は何故だかGuided By Voicesの「Everywhere With Helicopter」カバー（新興レーベルNo More Fake Labelsによるトリビュート企画と同じテイクだと思うのだが・・・） 何れも良いトラックなのでおススメ。
Here We Rest came after Isbell's first two solo albums and 2 years before his breakthrough, Southeastern. His first two were good but not great, though they each contain some of his greatest songs such as "Dress Blues" and "Cigarette's And Wine". I think that Here We Rest really deserved to be the album that broke Isbell wide open, as Southeastern would do two years later. This record is full of great songs, some of which are not very well known and rarely if ever played live. Songs like "Save It For Sunday", "Stopping By", "We've Met", and "Daisy Mae" are all heartbreaking and beautiful songs. The album also contains some of Isbell's best tunes like "Alabama Pines", "Tour Of Duty", and "Codiene", and live favorite rocker "Go It Alone". Again, full of great tunes and I'm still not sure why this album wasn't more successful, though it was successful but nothing like what was to follow. While I can't rank it as high as Southeastern, largely because of the songs "Cover Me Up" and "Elephant", I actually place it higher than "Something More Than Free", which I rank his 3rd best. Just my 2 cents. Definitely worth buying if you like the 2 albums that followed it.