The follow-up to chart and critical smash 3 Pears (2012), Second Hand Heart is vintage Dwight Yoakam: the road between this and classic early joint Hillbilly Deluxe (1987) is straight and true. Typically, the Los Angeleno, now 58, intersperses hillbilly tracks (“Off Your Mind”) with country rock (“Liar”) and electrified honkytonk (“The Big Time”). There’s an ebullient theatricality on show, underscored by Yoakam’s trademark hangdog vocal. There’s raucous optimism in opener “In Another World”, heartbreak in “Dreams of Clay”, and unabashed country sentiment powered by arena guitars in “Second Hand Heart”. Another essential edition to the Yoakam canon.