By Rob Brunner
June 09, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Take Me Home: A Tribute to John Denver

B+
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On Take Me Home: A Tribute to John Denver, a surprisingly heartfelt tribute to the late folkie wuss (compiled by Red House Painter Mark Kozelek), melancholic indie-rockers like Low and the Innocence Mission give Denver’s dippiness emotional heft. Denver could be a depressing dude (”Still I try to smile, but I just feel exhausted, pale, and cold” from ”Poems, Prayers, and Promises”), and his songs are actually well-suited to these sincere, contemplative interpretations. B+

Take Me Home: A Tribute to John Denver

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