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Odyssey Number Five

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Odyssey Number Five

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season

We gave it a B+

No matter how spent guitar rock seems to be, bands like Powderfinger prove that there’s still terrain left to be explored. On the Brisbane quintet’s fourth album and U.S. debut, melancholy is the default mode. On ”My Happiness” and ”Up & Down & Back Again,” singer Bernard Fanning’s heavy heart is tattered by scratching and clawing guitars — but Powderfinger can be as prim as Travis or as mock-grandiose as Oasis. B+