09:50 AM on 03/27/14
I saw a write up on this album the other day and immediately added it to a playlist.The first track is beautiful, haunting, and exactly what I was hoping for. It seemedevery subsequent track left me less and less interested. I was also on my first few spins of the new Hold Steady so probably wasn’t in the right mind set for this.
The “brandnew set of guitar strings,” line is beautiful and reminds me of the Owen cut that has a variation of the same line. Thematically the album reminds me a lotof Cassinos first album and “American Low” specifically.
Your review has me excited to go back and give this a deep listen.
Also as someone who writes every day I just want to say that this is an extremely well written piece, Craig.
The line about “burning that house to the ground because that’s the only thing you cando to stay warm,” is excellent.