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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

EZRA FURMAN / The Year Of No Returning [2012]

Indie-rocker Ezra Furman steps away from his backing band The Harpoons and flies solo on 2012's The Year Of No Returning.
The good news is it doesn't sound so much like a Violent Femmes clone as The Harpoons did.  The bad news is Furman's solo work lacks the staying power his presence demands.  Right off the bat it starts off like a 5 star winner but almost immediately drops in quality from there and is left to tread water in mediocrity.   With a few better than average songs scattered through out the remainder of the record saves it from a complete loss but leaves much to be desired from such a great frontman.   

2 search engine hearts out of 5

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