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Trampin'

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Patti Smith
Patti Smith: Eamonn McCabe / Camera Press / Retna

Trampin'

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Patti Smith

We gave it a B+

A cri de coeur for a world gone wrong, Patti Smith’s new album, Trampin’, reaches heights of lyrical grace on tracks like ”Mother Rose” and ”Trespasses” but also sinks into pretentious polemics, as is the singer’s wont. Still, Smith’s stridency is offset by elemental yet beguiling melodies and a gift for poetic imagery that is unrivaled even now, almost 30 years after her first record.