Nothing hits me harder than a well executed concept album. I’m a casual fan just like anyone else… I dig it when production is going hard and lyrics are clever. There’s something special, however, about an artist who can take an idea, explore it thoroughly from song to song, and yet have each song be its own entity. I believe that Curbside Jones has dropped a concept album for the ages with his latest release, Wolves’ Clothing. A very original take on the ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ concept, Curbside Jones gets extremely personal by using the analogy of the timid sheep ‘wearing’ the persona of the wolf. The smart part is how the analogy is direct, and yet open ended and easy to apply to other concepts, not just the literal imagery being set forth. Add in some of the hands down dopest cover art I’ve seen in ages, and it seems like we’re dealing with something that will more than likely make many best of lists at the end of the year. I’d be surprised if it doesn’t make mine.