Billy Bob Thornton – The Edge Of The World

The Man Who Wasn't There's second solo album

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Thornton’s dark-hued Private Radio from 2001 drew comparisons with Cash and Cohen, but this follow-up seems more influenced by a British singer-songwriter?unfortunately, it’s David Brent, in the episode where the manager of The Office produced a guitar to grunt sincerely about “purdy gurls on the hooduvva Cadillac.” Thornton mostly ditches the low-key sound of his debut for MOR, delivering clich


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