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Time Being

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Time Being

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Ron Sexsmith

We gave it a B+

Canadian Ron Sexsmith has long borne the torch for old-fashioned singer-songwriter values, crafting exquisite midtempo pop songs, with perfect Beatles-esque melodic symmetries and melancholy observations about the big stuff: love, death, the passage of time. Time Being is not quite his best album, but it offers lots of the usual low-key beauty, as Sexsmith’s wistful tenor drifts above shimmering guitar arpeggios. But the prettiness conceals dark tidings — check out ”The Grim Trucker,” a gothic mini-epic about a driver carting pigs to a slaughterhouse.

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