Let's face it - pop music's biggest names go through phases and get sucked in by the sounds of the times. Even The Rolling Stones, Kiss and The Grateful Dead all dipped their toes into Disco a-la "Miss You," "I Was Made For Lovin' You" and "Shakedown Street," respectively. So, what does this have to do with John Hiatt? Thankfully, for us as listeners, nothing. Hiatt doesn't detour from his musical path nor does he kowtow to trends and commercial appeal. His latest release, Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns (New West Records), marks the singer-songwriter's 20th solo album and the sound is refreshingly familiar. Though the songs are new, titles such as "Damn This Town," "Train To Birmingham" and "'Til I Get My Lovin' Back" sound like titles you'd expect from Hiatt. But the trick in being artistically consistent is to not get stale along the way. Hiatt avoids this trap through his lyrics, holding the listener's interest over the album's 11 tracks. If you're not already a Hiatt fan, then this collection likely won't convert you. But, if you take to his gruff vocals and storytelling style, then Dirty Jeans won't let you down.