Clements is a thoughtful, extremely talented lyricist...The odds of actually making it to Neil Young proportions are ridiculously slim, but if a bet had to be placed, Clements would be a top choice.
[With] the heart and soul of all those old country records, but super-catchy and folky and front porchy - part "Broken and Blue" by the Fembots, part Crazy Horse guitar, part Will Oldham voice, part absolutely fucking heartbreaking slide guitar. Worth your time and your dime.
Jim Clements is really something special. Clements has a knack for the kind of deeply black humoured lyrics you can return to year after year and still wonder about, drawing amazingly vivid scenes yet leaving enough details to the imagination to leave you asking after his characters.
The name of Nick Cave has been whispered, but he has more in common with another Jim, Mr O’Rourke – especially on the transgressive delights of Coming Up Roses and Before the Beating Starts.