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A stark alt-slacker classic offering from DC Berman,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Natural Bridge (Audio CD)Genius is often mis-used but The Silver Jews' David Berman is a worthy holder of the title. From the outset the Natural Bridge has a staggering lyrical charm, like talking directly to an American settler drunk on rum. The complexity of the lyrics throw forward weird imagery like a campire spitting strange shadows over familiar ground, and the simple strumming guitars and bounding bassline compliment this lyrical style perfectly.
For fans of Sparklehorse, Pavement, Grandaddy, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Whiskeytown.