Pop Matters "Union" Album Review

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turpentim
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I hate to admit it, but I have to agree here. Musically, the title track is gorgeous and interesting; lyrically it’s a plod. The only dull spot on an otherwise brilliant record.

"The title track makes considers an idea unusual in pop music, that "national service will keep the union together". The slow pace becomes deadened by Farrar's lack of poetic devices. The absence of rhyme keeps it conversational, but clunky phrasing like ‘A two-party system / The donkey and the elephant / Liberals and conservatives / Each fight for their own survival’ turns the whole track into a plod."

Tim in the ATL

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Pop Matters "Union" Album Review

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.popmat ... 9.amp.html

The reviewer makes a rather glaring typo when he refers to Farrar as "Guthrie", when discussing The Symbol....but hopefully Jay will consider it as a compliment.

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