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Give Till It's Gone review - Ben Harper | Music | EW.com

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Ben Harper | NOT-SO-GENTLE BEN Harper's latest

Give Till It's Gone

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Ben Harper
music label:
81579
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

Now in his 40s and on the rocks with actress wife Laura Dern, Harper finally sounds as weathered and tortured as his songs have always aspired to be. The heartbreak on Give Till It’s Gone is savage and genuine, and the new Tom Petty-esque hitches in his voice lend blustery songs like ”I Will Not Be Broken” and ”Dirty Little Lover” a rare combination of resilience and sadness, with plenty of room left over for house-on-fire soloing. A?

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