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This was the only Loudon Wainwright album I ever bought....,
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This review is from: Album II (Audio CD)
... and I loved it - so when I was thinking of getting a CD of his I thought I'd listen to some more recent stuff. It doesn't hold up against this early stuff from his second album. Simple acoustic country blues with beautifully percieved lyrics, great tongue in the cheek humour and a full sense of the man playing live. I love it.
Everyone then was described as 'the new Dylan' but in Loudon's case there's more justification in the cliche than usual. It doesn't have that edgy cynicism or folksy rhythm - it's from different roots - but wholly relevant and listenable none the less. Everyone a gem. If I was compiling a "Best of" album these would all be the tracks on it.