Forever Hasn't Happened Yet

Album Review of Forever Hasn't Happened Yet by John Doe.

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Forever Hasn't Happened Yet

John Doe

Forever Hasn't Happened Yet by John Doe

Release Date: Mar 22, 2005
Record label: Yep Roc
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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Forever Hasn't Happened Yet - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Since John Doe left active duty with X, he's released a series of solo albums that, in a variety of different ways, have drawn many listeners to the same conclusion -- he's still a superb singer and a strong songwriter, but there's just something missing from his work on his own, which lacks the force and resonance of his music with X. It isn't necessarily tied to the fact that he doesn't rock as hard, given how powerful his work was with X's acoustic side project, the Knitters, and it shouldn't be a matter of not having good collaborators, as Doe's 2005 solo set, Forever Hasn't Happened Yet, boasts an impressive set of talented guests. Longtime colleague Dave Alvin adds guitar and vocals to three cuts, Neko Case contributes a strong and sexy backing vocal on "Hwy.

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