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Will somebody give the 'Dogs their due?,
This review is from: 10,000 Years (Audio CD)
This is one of the best albums you'll ever hear. The songwriting is tight, the musicians at the top of their game, and the lyrics are smart and poignant. I can't get it out of my head, and I don't want to. "Panhandler's Serenade" is an instant classic. "Poor Little Sugar" comes from a place I can't imagine, so it transports me there. "The Rake's Progress" is a disturbing but catchy ode to the violent loss of innocence. The title track is a charged plea for the age of ignorance and hate to come to a swift end. "Were The Heavens Standing Blindly?" recalls the best of Squirrel Nut Zippers musically, but the dark, agnostic lyrics could not be more appropriate to the world we live in and the events that shaped it. "23rd Chromosome" paints an unsettling vision of the future with a hooky bossanova brush. All told, the album wraps angst and frustration in a colorful musical wrapper, a gift you won't soon forget and will treasure long after the garbage on the radio has faded from memory. One of the best albums of this or any other year.