Seconds - Gary Higgins
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  • Summary: This is the first album in over 30 years for the singer-songwriter.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Seconds is a worthy successor to the classic Red Hash, but more than this, it is hopefully a new beginning for Higgins; god knows we need more songs like this in the world.
  2. Even with so many strikes against it, however, Seconds manages to be a surprisingly compelling listen.
  3. Despite a heavy reliance on acoustic guitar, the album never rests on one sound and feels fresh throughout. Unfortunately, the songs that shape all these solid sounds don't quite come together.
  4. 60
    "Demons" and "Ten-Speed" show that Higgins' amber vocals and crisp guitar skills remain, but too much here floats by on a vague cloud of coffeehouse clich├ęs.
  5. Folk devotees may have a little more patience for the proceedings here, but I find it doubtful that Seconds will come as much of a revelation to anyone.
  6. Unfortunately, Seconds, Higgins' first album in 36 years, doesn't match the vitality of its backstory.