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Sunday, December 9, 2012

BARRY ADAMSON / I Will Set You Free [2012]

Ex-Bad Seed member, Barry Adamson has made quite the name for himself as a creepy lounge lizard for many years.  With 2012's I Will Set You Free, Adamson sounds the liveliest he's been since first arriving on the scene over 30 years ago. 
Adamson scales back on the cinematic soundscapes he's become so well known for and throws all his focus on the songwriting this time around.  The end result is a swaggering peppy journey through the most colorful roads in Hell.  Unfortunately, Adamson isn't as strong a songwriter as he is a mood setter and without the atmospherics the experience is only half as good as it sounds.  

2½ plastic little lives out of 5

Songs Of Note: Destination; The Trigger City Blues

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