A Rock in the Weary Land


Mike Scott of ’80s Celt-rockers the Waterboys still hasn’t found what he’s looking for. After his band sank in the ’90s, he ventured off to a spiritual ”community,” chronicled his journey in two solo albums, and is now raising the good ship without any significant help from his former crew. He’s forgone the folk-pop and jangly mystical ruminations of his past for heavy synthesizers, overproduced vocals, and esoteric allegories, making for a long, strained trip.

A Rock in the Weary Land
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