The King of In Between

Album Review of The King of In Between by Garland Jeffreys.

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The King of In Between

Garland Jeffreys

The King of In Between by Garland Jeffreys

Release Date: Jun 7, 2011
Record label: Luna
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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The King of In Between - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

"I'm alive, I'm alive, I'm alive, not dead," sings Garland Jeffreys on his first release in 13 years. Repetitious? Sure, but it's a logical declaration since his albums are so sporadic -- this is only his third in nearly two decades -- most '80s fans have probably forgotten him entirely or, perhaps worse, think he falls into the onetime next-big-thing bucket who, despite critical praise and consistently challenging albums, never fulfilled that expectation. Jeffreys tends to focus his albums around a topic, with 1992's Don't Call Me Buckwheat geared toward race relations and 1997's Wildlife Dictionary mulling aspects of love and sex.

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Austin Chronicle
Their review was positive

"I'm Alive," Garland Jeffreys repeats endlessly on the second track of The King of In Between, his first album in 13 years – perhaps for those that need reminding. A native son of New York City, Jeffreys has been making music since the late Sixties. A stint with major labels in the late Seventies and early Eighties earned the singer-songwriter a cult following, a slew of radio play, and comparisons to rock poets such as Lou Reed and Elvis Costello.

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