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JASON LYTLE

Yours Truly, The Commander

2009-05-11

Jason Lytle’s new release, “Yours Truly, the Commuter” sounds accidental at times. Lyrics like those on track 11, “Flying Thru Canyons,” which simply read, “I saw you out there/ flying thru canyons/ high and alone/ I won’t dare imagine anymore” seem at odds with the dramatic music that accompanies them. The lyrics often seem like an excuse to make music, which isn’t all bad. The music sounds pretty good and Lytle performs it confidently. The performance is as it is billed: “hopeful and spirited.” But what isn’t clear is exactly what Lytle is so hopeful about. The album could have benefitted from more coherent lyrics, but it certainly isn’t a failure. “Yours Truly, the Commuter” is available from Anti Records in 2009. TRACK ONE NO PLAY

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