Fast Man Raider Man - Frank Black
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  • Summary: The typically prolific Black returns with a 27-song, two-disc set produced by Jon Tiven. Among the many musicians lending a hand are Spooner Oldham and Levon Helm (The Band).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. That rare double album with enough life in it to deserve that much real estate. [Aug 2006, p.208]
  2. It’s Frank Black on his first real roll as a solo artist.
  3. If it weren't for the album's studio polish, it'd feel like an extremely well-recorded concert -- it has the ebb and flow of a good live set, and its expansive warmth ends up making its length work in its favor.
  4. The work of a middle-aged man with little to prove: amiable, assured, seldom surprising.
  5. Where Black's muse was once shrieked and otherworldly, it's now distinctly earth-bound. [17 Jun 2006, p.37]
  6. Fast Man Raider Man isn't your father's Frank Black; it's Frank Black for your father.
  7. 30
    Much of it is endurance-defyingly dull. [Jul 2006, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14