Here Come The Choppers - Loudon Wainwright III
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  • Summary: The actor/singer/songwriter (and father of recording artists Martha and Rufus) is joined by Bill Frisell (and others) on his first disc in five years.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
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  1. Once his political songs fell flat because he wasn't scared or angry enough. Now when he's a shit you wonder why you should care--which is kind of hip-hop, don't you think?--but Bush has him so scared and angry he makes up for it, with a dedicated posse of El Lay studio vets getting in their licks.
  2. Throughout the disc, a dream band backs him up... providing rich atmosphere and detail to his songs. [#16, p.129]
  3. 80
    Backed by an ace band... he's back in familiar territory. [May 2005, p.109]
  4. A welcome change of gear. [Jun 2005, p.118]
  5. Here Come the Choppers may not win the songwriter many new fans, but because of its consistency and terminal uniqueness, it will certainly keep his fan base coming back for more.
  6. Wainwright may still be a pacifist; he's a clever enough lyricist to give to give his words more than one meaning, but he's outwardly aggressive whether his subject is war, family, love, or contemporary society.
  7. 60
    A band of arty studio veterans give him a new set of choppers, and he knows what to do with them. [Jun 2005, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4