Review: True Detective – Music From The HBO Series (Universal Music Canada)

True DetectiveProducer T. Bone Burnett, known for his work with a variety of artists including Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, the Punch Brothers and more, oversees the first collection of music associated with the beloved True Detective television series. Like much of Burnett’s production work in the last seven or eight years, there is a swampy, mysterious undercurrent running through the bulk of these songs, which fits well with the overall theme of the series. This collection kicks off with Leonard Cohen’s brooding song “Nevermind” before Lera Lynn delivers the first of five songs on the soundtrack, the elegant “The Only Thing Worth Fighting For.” Other highlights here include former Civil Wars member John Paul White’s aching track “What A Way To Go,” Bob Dylan’s bluegrass-infused “Rocks and Gravel,” and Cassandra Wilson’s “Sign Of The Judgement.”