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Cowboy Junkies

  • The Trinity Session [RCA Victor, 1988] C+

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The Trinity Session [RCA Victor, 1988]
One consequence of the rootsy two-track recording is that despite her austere-to-impoverished arrangements and bell-like murmur, it's often hard to understand what Margo Timmins is saying--is she driving to "Nashville" or on "ash-fault"? The tempos don't help either--takes her many seconds to get from subject to predicate. Leaving us with the usual oxymorons--histrionic understatement and vague specificity. Why is she so sad? She just is, that's all. C+