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Visqueen: Message to Garcia
Buy! - (Local 638)
Visqueen frontwoman Rachel Flotard pays loving tribute to her father (who passed away from cancer last year) with a magnificent album of big-hearted power pop that’s packed with catchy hooks and sing-a-long choruses. With Neko Case providing some heavenly harmonies and additional cameos from John Roderick of the Long Winters and steel guitarist Jon Rauhouse among other notables, the album brings plenty of star power, but it’s Flotard’s powerful vocals and sharp song craft that shine brightest. Power pop is rarely this poignant, or done as well as it is here. A lot of fine albums have come from the Northwest this year, but Message to Garcia is one of the very best. 9/16/2009 - Don Yates
Other Visqueen album reviews:

Sunset On Dateland - 9/28/2004
King Me - 2/15/2003