Tom Sinclair
June 23, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Street Songs of Love

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Alejandro Escovedo
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

Previously dubbed ”Austin’s answer to Bruce Springsteen” in these pages, Alejandro Escovedo here gets an assist from the Boss himself as the great man drops in on one track. That’s a fitting imprimatur, since Street Songs of Love, produced by Tony Visconti (T. Rex, David Bowie), feels every bit as classic and immediate as, say, Springsteen’s The River. Hints of glam and punk inform the rootsy proceedings, giving these alternately gritty and lyrical songs a satisfying glow. A?

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