Running For The Drum

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  • Summary: This is the first album in over 17 years for the native american singer-songwriter.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. It's a joy to hear, and it's comforting that Sainte-Marie is still writing amazing songs, taking firm social and political stands, performing with spirit, joy, and passion, and pretty much doing what she's always done.
  2. Even if Sainte-Marie tries to cram too much into her joyous return to the limelight, Running for the Drum is proof that a path that began with the powerful "Universal Soldier" back in the early 1960s won't be fading gracefully into the usual sunset of folk retirement.
  3. Running for the Drum may confuse people, the way Sainte-Marie always does, because her music goes all over the place.
  4. Running For The Drum has a lot to offer, and is sure to stand out as one of 2009's more rewarding oddities.
  5. Uncut
    On her opening 21st-century work she's still raging. [Jul 2009, p.97]
  6. Mojo
    She's clearly still diamond sharp, with a larynx to match. [Aug 2009, p.103]
  7. Q Magazine
    Whether anyone would actually buy it is debatable, but certainly everyone should hear it. [Aug 2009, p.110]

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