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The Lonesome Death of Buck McCoy

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The Lonesome Death of Buck McCoy

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Hollywood
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A

A collaboration between Young Fresh Fellow Scott McCaughey and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, the Minus 5 have produced an album of casually perfect crystalline pop. McCaughey and Buck build on their acerbic Merseybeat-inflected songs with layers of guitars and keyboards in The Lonesome Death of Buck McCoy, avoiding the ironic fecklessness afflicting other alt-rock bands. A passionate, exhilirating, rough-hewn disc. A