Even If It Breaks Your Heart
Label: Big Machine Label Group
Eleven years into their career and Eli Young Band have finally arrived, with the fastest-rising single of their career, "Crazy Girl," achieving gold status. Bona fide road warriors, they've earned their success the blue-collar way: by rolling up their sleeves and playing their songs night after night, town after town. Life at Best is an engaging blend of rough-and-tumble alt-country, with bits of jangle pop and heartland rock thrown in. It's a heady combination, spawning the jangly slice of optimism "The Fight," the shuffling "On My Way," and the understated beauty of "My Old Man's Son."