Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Words From the Front

Posted on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Words From the Front
Composer: Tom Verlaine
Label: Collector's Choice
Release Date: 2008-09-17
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Length: LP
Format: Album
Genre: Rock/Pop

Words From the Front is something else entirely — a slower, more experimental effort with large guitarless gaps. “Postcards From Waterloo” reveals a twanging pop sensibility while “Clear It Away” leans heavily on a spooky organ riff. Nine-minute closer “Days on the Mountain” is the only real ’80s artifact, disappointingly light on guitar theatrics with a repetitive bass thrum straight out of Remain in Light.

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