Ash Wednesday

Album Review of Ash Wednesday by Elvis Perkins.

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Ash Wednesday

Elvis Perkins

Ash Wednesday by Elvis Perkins

Release Date: Feb 20, 2007
Record label: XL
Genre(s): Rock, Adult Alternative, Singer-Songwriter

70 Music Critic Score
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Ash Wednesday - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Son of actor Anthony Perkins, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1992, and photographer Berry Berenson, who was killed in the September 11 attacks, Elvis Perkins has plenty of material about which to write, and plenty, if he wanted, to make his debut, Ash Wednesday, a bleak affair. But while the album is certainly not uplifting, filling its 11 songs with their fair share of heartache and loneliness, Perkins avoids reveling in depression and instead follows the route that other singer/songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, and Bob Dylan have put down before him, telling detail-driven stories of people and life (". .

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