Heavy Sun, Daniel Lanois' new LP, will have you proclaiming "Hallelujah!" Chalk that up, in part, to Johnny Shepherd, who not so much sings as preaches and testifies most of the album's vocals. All the while, Shepherd's shrill organ riffs could galvanize any congregation to their feet. It's certainly a different tone than the hazily haunting production Lanois famously offered U2, Bob Dylan, and fellow Canuck Neil Young.
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