Review: Damien Jurado — ‘The Horizon Just Laughed’

After more than a dozen great to brilliant albums, Jurado effortlessly notches the wood with another grand statement. Ponder the achievement. Damien Jurado earned his keep long ago. He’s part of a small list of songwriters in their third decade making powerful art and with Horizon’s sound and lyrical architecture, climbing in familiar yet clean-slated ways, the view is revelatory and confirming.

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Smarty pants fun from Dumb on ‘Seeing Green’

The opening and closing tracks are a study in contrasts. The brisk “Romeo” forcefully kicks the door open, while “Roast Beef” starts out slow enough to be almost languid. It does get harder as it goes along, building up to a fuzzy climax, and dropping in cryptic lines like “Maybe I thought once you died everything would be easy.”

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