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  • Summary: Southern California native Harper has gained a cult following for his jam-band-like approach to roots rock. This is his fifth studio LP.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. 90
    Where in the past he has often impressed rather than engaged us, here there's an emotional warmth that makes it by some distance the best record he's ever made. [Apr 2003, p.110]
  2. At times, he's guilty of doing his best Lenny Kravitz impersonation.... But those moments pass relatively quickly, and he slips back into his stripped-down, socially conscious self--and that's when Harper truly shines.
  3. An extremely organic sounding album that can stretch throughout genres (reggae, blues, hippie rock) without letting the bong smoke escape.
  4. Harper assuredly rushes through virtually all of his available quirks, flaws, and genres of choice, in a mad rush that's equally exhilarating and exhausting.
  5. This is complex, dense music that yields a little more with each play. [May 2003, p.106]
  6. He blows up like an inheritor and improves upon his influences with a few jewels of unique and exquisitely tender rock & roll.
  7. 58
    Harper's a master of no genre. [May 2003, p.111]

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