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Billy Bragg: Tooth & Nail
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The veteran British singer-songwriter’s 13th studio album (and first in five years) is a striking change-of-pace featuring a low-key, acoustic-oriented sound. Recorded in southern California with producer Joe Henry and a stellar supporting cast of musicians, Tooth & Nail is steeped in world-weary melancholy and accented with shades of country, folk and soul. While Bragg’s albums have often veered from the political to the personal, those two sides of his music have perhaps never been as seamlessly blended together as they are here. 3/15/2013 - Don Yates