Alejandro Escovedo Stops By Letterman

07/22/2010 10:10 AM |

I’ve only recently gotten around to listening to Alejandro Escovedo’s new album, Street Songs of Love, but it’s revealing itself as one of my favorites of the year. It’s a remarkably tidy collection of expertly crafted alt-country songs, with elements of soul and the blues as a bonus. In short, it’s what you wanted that terrible new Tom Petty record to be.