Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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G.W. McLennan

  • Watershed [Beggars Banquet, 1991] A-

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Watershed [Beggars Banquet, 1991]
The Go-Between with the weakness for wilderness was Robert Forster, a thoughtful guy given to rambling through the melodic underbrush. McLennan was the hooky one, and though at first I found his solo music irritatingly prefab, his techno tendencies have grown on me like a good Go-Betweens tune--the synthy guitar and hot drum programming put welcome glitz and steel into his romantic verse. In "Haven't I Been a Fool?" he's scrambling to cement the relationship he undermined. In "Just Get That Straight" he's trying to make the break final. In between he gets out of himself a lot. A-

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