Although the unfortunately monikered Slobberbone was never as well known as peers the Drive-By Truckers or Son Volt, the band released four nearly perfect alt-country albums during its eleven-year tenure. After splitting in 2005, three of the band's members (including frontman Brent Best) formed the Drams
, and although the group's twangy pop is more polished than Slobberbone's gritty, guitar-driven rock, it's equally satisfying. In fact, the Drams' debut, Jubilee Drive
, stands up to the 'Bone's finest material — and while Best will probably never be recognized as one of our greatest living songwriters, standout tracks "Truth Lies Low" and "You Won't Forget" prove that maybe he should be.