Album review

Richard Buckner

In the late-'90s, moody alt.country songpoet Buckner went all post-rock for two major-label albums. This is the official release of a homemade acoustic demo CD he later peddled at shows, containing bare-bones versions of songs from those records. Stripped of adornment, these elliptical songs make a much more direct emotional impact and provide easier points of entry. Imagine Townes Van Zandt with some DIY mud on his shoes and you're in the ballpark.

Rating: 4 / 10


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