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Marc Cohn

  • Marc Cohn [Atlantic, 1991] C+

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Marc Cohn [Atlantic, 1991]
Cohn sings like a sentimental Warren Zevon--an exclusively sentimental Warren Zevon, I mean. He's got some tunes. But his lyrics are sticky with decaying Americana, and he shows no grasp of his limitations. A folkie with a piano is dreaming concert hall--a level of signification higher than folkie talent generally reaches. C+