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Eric Andersen

  • Eric Andersen [Warner Bros., 1969] B-
  • Blue River [Columbia, 1972] C

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Eric Andersen [Warner Bros., 1969]
New York post-folk trivia. B-

Blue River [Columbia, 1972]
I was ready to discard this but because it was so pretty I suffered second thoughts, which is too bad for both of us. In 1967, Andersen sounded like early electric Dylan, so now he sounds like . . . James Taylor. He's honest enough to back himself with a girlie chorus, but that's as far as his honesty goes. If I'm liable to run into noodleheads like Andersen walking down some country road, I'll feel safer in Central Park. C

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Everything Rocks and Nothing Ever Dies [1990s]