Sunday, January 03, 2010

TK #27: Alejandro Escovedo – Real Animal (2008)

Near-death becomes him. After nearly succumbing to Hepatitis-C, Escovedo came back with teeth bared on a bracing batch of songs that sizzle (“Chelsea Hotel ‘78”), sway (“Sensitive Boys”) and swoon (“Sister Lost Soul”). This is a master who has never gotten his full due, completely in command.

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