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Brilliant Album From A Great Artist,
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This review is from: Street Songs Of Love (MP3 Music)
Alejandro Escovedo may be greatest American "rock star" that most folks have never heard of. Austin, Texas is filled with talented musicians...and all of them admire Alejandro Escovedo...at an Escovedo show in Austin, much of the crowd will be other muscians, coming to pay homage.
The backup musicians and singers on this album are the best around...musicians always fight for a chance to play with the best...and to be invited to play on an Escovedo album is a great honor.
His style may be surprising for a man who grew up in South Texas and is old enough to draw social security payments...Escovedo's music has a muscular, almost "punk" sound rooted in the 1960's and 1970's that has echoes of Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Graham Parker and Tom Petty...but Escovedo adds his own distinct flavor to every song.
I'm often struck by the fact that most older song writers seem to write the same songs they wrote when they were kids...they never acknowledge their age. Escovedo is the exception: he sings to the woman he loves "all I want is to fall apart with you"...a love song for the AARP generation. Escovedo may be "falling apart" but his songwriting is better than ever.
Over the past week, I've listened to this album four or five times...it is an album that will go into my small list of albums that I will be listening to for years to come.
At the $5 sale price for the mp3 album, "Street Songs" is one of the greatest bargains in music today.