Though couched in a sort of self-induced irony, John Hiatt has always made perfect sense. He is a painfully honest, poetic, hysterical, and unparalleled American treasure. Hiatt's music still chugs along the tracks and dirt roads of classic American music. Before Americana was a term, Hiatt was. And after Americana gets swallowed up in another blanket genre, Hiatt will still be. Nobody turns a phrase over simple rock 'n' roll splendor like Hiatt. His latest stab at the truth is "Terms of my Surrender." Show up, sing along, have a little faith.