Supper - Smog
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  • Summary: The eleventh album from Bill Callahan and (Smog) features new vocalist Sarabeth Tucek.
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  1. A strong early contender for Record of the Year.
  2. While the album retains some of the lo-fi insularity of his earlier four-track work, the full band backing makes Supper more of a living-room album than a back bedroom one.
  3. Supper is a fine accomplishment, a record of sad grace and folky simplicity that outdoes its predecessors and hints at a very worthwhile future.
  4. It is (Smog)'s most colorful, vigorous, and alive album to date.
  5. "Supper" is superior to the particularly subdued sound of its immediately predecessor, "Rain on Lens," landing closer to the Velvet Underground-inspired stomp of 1999's "Knock Knock."
  6. "Supper" is Callahan's equivalent of Dylan's "New Morning." It's the work of a competent, seasoned songwriting veteran who exudes confidence.
  7. 40
    The tentative pop entryism evident on albums like 1999's Knock Knock is largely absent here; instead we have his gruff baritone take us through an increasingly uninteresting outlook on love and life. [May 2003, p.108]

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