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Skull Orchard

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Skull Orchard

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jon Langford
genre:
Indie Rock, Country

We gave it a B+

JON LANGFORD Skull Orchard (Sugar Free) For anyone who’s followed Langford’s 20-year career as leader of the Mekons, there will be few surprises on his first solo album. It’s the same sort of punk rock honky-tonk he perfected on great albums like 1989’s The Mekons Rock ‘n’ Roll. There’s nothing formulaic about these songs, though. Langford performs his simple, direct tunes with amazing energy and passion. B+