Sunday, January 03, 2010

TK # 25 - Blitzen Trapper - Furr (2008)

By sharpening their focus after the all-over-the-place experimentation of the prior year’s Wild Mountain Nation, Blitzen Trapper tightened their sound and set controls for early 70’s Laurel Canyon. With nods to classic Grateful Dead (!) and Pavement (!!), Furr’s strength is derived from their airy CSN harmonies, but they still sprinkle in enough quirk so it’s not a paint-by-numbers genre exercise. Every alt-country home should have one!

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