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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

BILLY BRAGG / Tooth & Nail [2013]

English folk songwriter with a punk rock heart, Billy Bragg releases his first solo record in over 5 years, a melancholy collection of cozy Americana flavored songs in 2013's Tooth & Nail.
Now Bragg is usually quite political in his songwriting but now 30 years into his career he opts for more of personal record here, exposing a soulful vulnerability that suits his voice like a glove.  Like a Woody Guthrie record, it's mostly carried by Bragg & his guitar, with some subtle session players inserted to compliment the already strong leading musicianship.  

4 bad deeds reaping rewards out of 5

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