Friday, November 4, 2011

J Tillman "Vacilando Territory Blues" (2008)

In theory, J Tillman functions as the Neil Young to Fleet Foxes' Crosby Stills & Nash.  In practice, there's really not that much Neil Young on this record.  There are some hints of AOR rock, but they are a couple generations removed.  It seems more in line with the "quiet is the new loud" aesthetic, especially when the lofi production is taken into account.

While I do like some of the pseudo-philosophical lyrical musings, on the whole this record doesn't seem to do much for me.

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