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30 Jun 2017

'you must be listening to a different record', 'were you even at the gig?', 'did you read the article' etc. etc. Weak. Dawson would probably enjoy reading this review. My problem with it isn't that it is negative, it's that it is so bad: half-baked argument, lacking basic insight, & poorly written.

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30 Jun 2017

Yes cack-handed, and rather embarrassing. Comparisons to Jethro Tull and Tolkien are pretty feeble. Why not go the whole hog and invoke Monty Python and Blackadder? Tired and unimaginative. And your ending joke would probably work a wee bit better with 'gold florin' replaced by 'groat'.

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30 Jun 2017

I read the article closely, Bob. Did you make it to the end? 'more fraud than masterpiece'. Fraudulent?! And this is not a record many people would call 'experimental' - it's lush, with (mainly) conventional strong structures, and by a long distance his most accessible work.

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30 Jun 2017

RD has an older song called 'wooden bag'; it describes & is about (ostensibly, Jason!) a satchel made of oak, but underneath it is a truly affecting song about memory and longing. No doubt Jason wont be listening - 'who cares about a bag made of wood? just stupid!'. Back to school for you, my boy!

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30 Jun 2017

& absurdly 'he's hiding'! His skill is imbuing these olde worlde tales with both an urgency that speaks clearly to today, and a heartbreaking vulnerability. These songs are clearly wrung out of him. And (especially compared to his previous LPs) this is not 'experimental' at all. Oh Jason!

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30 Jun 2017

Looks like you're very much on your own with this one, Jason! Utterly cack-handed review, and is more illustrative of the writer's shortcomings as an art critic- to see beyond and beneath the surface of a piece of art is a pretty basic entry-level skill. 'it's just some songs about the middle ages'

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