Ben Stiller reprises his role as a former model in a throwaway but amusing sequel
you make like it never happened, move to a bigger label, and take your published plans back to the drawing board. That’s the confusing story of ‘Palo Santo’. The album’s original 2006 release on US indie label Misra clearly undershot its makers’ expectations. Now partially re-recorded and expanded over two discs, ‘Palo Santo’ mk II is both magnificent and bewildering. Meandering piano and plucked banjo laments wind towards dramatic crescendos, songs fracture and split as if powered by dream logic. Looking for tunes to whistle to? Look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for the face of God, you might find it in here. Somewhere.
It’s not quite the superhero film revolution we were promised, but it sure as hell is entertaining
Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album
Just as ridiculous as the 1991 original, but in all the wrong ways
The 'Oscar-bait' drama fails to fully translate the emotional weight from page to screen