Caught In The Trees - Damien Jurado
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  • Summary: The latest album for the Seattle, Washington, artists.
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  1. The simplicity of Jurado's writing is matched with a tender tone and a lack of condescension.
  2. With help from bandmates Eric Fisher and Jenna Conrad, his eighth full-length could be the album to finally propel the little known guitarist to Arcade Fire-like heights.
  3. 80
    A delicious pathos has sustained Jurado through seven albums. It's still intact but it's just possible to detect a lightning of his mood around rthe edges. [Nov 2008, p.105]
  4. Caught in the Trees, quite simply, is too busy moving along to get too caught up in anything.
  5. Even when the instrumentation oversteps its boundaries, like on the extended rock-out bridge of 'Sheets,' it provides the adequate backbone Jurado’s lyrics need to stand.
  6. Caught In The Trees covers familiar ground, simultaneously bare and flourished, effortless and meticulous, but where Jurado’s lyrics have grown more abstract, still loaded with death, exhaustion, and horse metaphors but, in rarefied form, not really tied to any specific situation or memory, he’s correspondingly spread out his tools.
  7. In the end, of the 13 tracks here, eight probably could've been scrapped and he's have turned out a strong EP. Instead he's added a weak album to a strong, but not always reliable, body of work. [Fall 2008, p.81]

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