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A.C. Newman: Shut Down The Streets
Buy! - (Matador)
The third solo album from the New Pornographers leader is an often-gorgeous set of ‘70s-influenced baroque pop that’s more musically subdued and subtle than his previous releases while also containing the most personal and lyrically direct songs he’s written, with a lush, orchestral sound fleshing out intricately crafted songs pairing strong pop melodies with lyrics centering around the recent death of his mom and birth of his son. Longtime collaborator Neko Case contributes backing vocals to many of the songs. 10/5/2012 - Don Yates