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John Mellencamp

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John Mellencamp

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
John Mellencamp

We gave it a B

Less a visionary than a tenacious hard worker, John Mellencamp is most compelling when his hard-headed sense of decency allows him to triumph over his artistic limitations. That’s frequently the case on this uneven but largely rewarding effort, on which the uncharacteristically baroque arrangements provide an appropriate framework for the compassionate portrayals of disappointment and survival. B

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