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Monday, April 29, 2013

MATTHEW GOOD / Hospital Music [2007]

After experiencing a messy divorce, diagnosed with a mental illness and a drug addiction & overdose, alt-rocker Matthew Good's third solo album 2007's Hospital Music is drenched in a dark depression.
It's a deeply personal album that at times is a very difficult, yet rewarding listen with most of the songs heavily carried by Good's haunted warbly voice and eerie acoustic guitars.  As always, Good proves he's one of the best lyricists in the business and while his voice is an acquired taste, he gives it his all with each note he hits and that alone tells the story he intends to tell.  I can't always bring myself to listen to this album but when I do it's always a fulfilling experience.

4 dead kennedy's out of 5

Songs Of Note: Champions Of Nothing; 99% Of Us Is Failure

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