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4.0 out of 5 stars
lush country soundz avec articulacy beyond belief, 3 Dec. 1999
American Water by Silver Jews is a great what's come to be known as "alt-country" album. But this is to do it a discredit. David Berman's words are sheer poetry and in real life Berman is indeed a poet...Silver Jews always provide a great opening track and on American Water this is the case again. "Random Rules" as opener does not disappoint...it's lush, has great words and a very hummable tune. Other album highligts include "Honk If You're Lonely" - songtitle and sentiment both outstanding....Berman has a voice you wanna lose yourself in and words to covet...American Water is another strong opus from a songwriter who should be revered the world over. Buy now.