Melissa Maerz
June 16, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Homeland (Music)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
seasons
4
performer
Laurie Anderson
music label
81217
genre
Experimental

We gave it a B

Most concept albums about the United States don’t feature Tuvan throat singers. Homeland, however, is all about challenging what’s ”American.” Backed by experimental jazz and rock musicians, Laurie Anderson wrestles with this country’s foreign policy and national identity. The innovative, at times baffling result is part performance art, part avant-garde symphony, with the occasional Kierkegaard joke thrown in for good ?measure. B

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