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...the singer-songwriter is pop's pariah, but [a]Tom McRae[/a] is a steely force.
Occasionally, his couplets are cleverer than they are truly resonant, but the lasting impression is of a gifted wordsmith. During the gorgeous 'Draw Down The Stars' he nails the destructive lure of the city with graceful economy. "In a city that kills by constriction/Put your streets around me and squeeze", he sings. And how he sings, trotting out the lines rhythmically, before hovering and spasming in midair, yearning, turning to full-bodied hair-raising in a trice.
From the laughably dramatic (Alanis Morissette) to the deathly dull (David Gray), the singer-songwriter is pop's pariah, but Tom McRae is a steely force. Perhaps, even, this genre's saving grace.
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