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  • Summary: Laurie Anderson, the performance artist, releases her first album of new material in nearly a decade, which was produced with her husband, Lou Reed, and Roma Baran.
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  1. Homeland isn't so much an album as it is a poetic capturing of the still moments of a restless mind.
  2. This record is expansive in its own way. The melodic fragments and the underpinning harmonies are conventional and attractive.
  3. Regardless of where you stand politically, theologically or environmentally, or even with regards to the challenging, avant-garde nature of her sound, you cannot deny the power of Anderson's Homeland, one of the most riveting and poignant accounts of post-9/11 America pop music has offered to date.
  4. Homeland sees Anderson singing of a "Transitory Life," but by this point, it's clear her art will remain a permanent monument in pop culture. For as long as that culture lasts.
  5. Homeland is literally the most accessible Anderson recording since 1982's "Big Science" and easily stands among her masterworks.
  6. The innovative, at times baffling result is part performance art, part avant-garde symphony, with the occasional Kierkegaard joke thrown in for good measure.
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    Homeland wrestles with US foreign policy and economic collapse but is at its besy when simply capturing the spectral strangeness of the everyday. [Jul 2010, p.102]

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