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John Wesley Harding's New Deal

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John Wesley Harding's New Deal

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
John Wesley Harding
Producers:
Forward
genre:
Folk, Rock

We gave it a B

There’s a lot to admire about John Wesley Harding — he has an unerring melodic sense and an ability to write bright, witty songs. On John Wesley Harding’s New Deal, the overly tasteful folk-rock production restrains his talents. But songs like ”The Triumph of Trash” and ”Paradise” (which is like the Kinks’ ”Waterloo Sunset,” 30 years on) are strong enough to break through the album’s enervating monotony.

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