Cass McCombs - 'Big Wheel And Others'

Cass McCombs - 'Big Wheel And Others'

Beyond the fact that it contains 19 songs (plus three interludes featuring an inane but quite sweet chat with a small boy), there’s nothing stylistically ‘double album’ about this double album. No sprawling space odyssey theme, no acoustic...

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Cass McCombs - 'Love Thine Enemy'

Cass McCombs - 'Love Thine Enemy'

Cass’ second-of-two 2011 albums ‘Humor Risk’ was at its best when he was just kicking back and writing dumb sarcastic pop songs with about three words in them, of which this is one. Sounds like the bits of The Velvet Underground that the...

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Album Review: Cass McCombs - 'Humor Risk'

Cass McCombs - 'Humor Risk'

‘ Humor Risk ’ is Cass McCombs’ second release in six months but, though a little bit of quality control could have been employed (namely chopping at least a minute out of most of the tracks here), it’s certainly no rush job. With a...

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Album Review: Cass McCombs - 'Wit's End'

Cass McCombs - 'Wit's End'

‘The Lonely Doll’ is the second track on Cass McCombs’ sixth album of miserable American folk, and a song that acts as a key to both the album and his beatnik worldview. Beginning as a subtle tribute to an unhappy doll that he drunkenly...

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Album Review: Cass McCombs - 'Catacombs'

Cass McCombs - 'Catacombs'

“Not another country-folk American hipster,” you may cry, but this fella is something altogether different from your Oldhams and Ivers. You’re led into ‘Catacombs’ by the primitive lure of guitar, percussion and a seductively pure voice....

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