There are many political albums out there in the world spanning many, many decades of music. One of the newest ones to join their ranks is Eleven Nine from singer/songwriter Eric Anders. Anders has been making music since the early 2000s, and this isn’t his first rodeo ride when it comes to writing politically charged albums. This one, of course, is an anti-Trump album, although some of the songs on it were originally written during the last Bush administration.
As someone, much like Anders, who is not a fan of Trump or any of the things he has done since he’s been in office, I greatly enjoyed the music on this album. However, in all honesty, I feel like I would have enjoyed it had I not known it was anti-Trump or politically charged. It’s a great album full of folk sounding rock, reminiscent of the greats, like Paul Simon and Neil Young.
It’s a full-length work with ten songs, including a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Who’ll Stop the Rain.” From “The Fire Has Burned Too Long” all the way to “I Hear Them All (This Land Is Your Land),” you’ll find well-written songs with something to say and a story to tell. That final song is my favorite on the album. It starts as its own entity, leading into a magnificent rendition of “This Land is Your Land.” A great finish to a great album.