2008-04-15Beautiful, dark, haunting and charming. A.A.’s songs of damnation, salvation and drunken brawls would best suit my mood on a cold fall or winter day. At times I imagined this was a recording from the sixties that had just been rediscovered. It sounds historic and plain gritty at times. I found this bit to be helpful and true: “American Hearts has everything you’re looking for in an indie-folk record. There’s food for thought, imagery aplenty and the gentle meeting of soft textures with raw content. The stories may not be as inventive, but it never hurts to hear another man’s take on the world around you. Especially if he’s wielding a harmonica.”(absolutepunk.net) His never-resolved ambiguity is the album’s most intriguing attribute. Reviewed by LaRae WYCE Programmer
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