Album Review of Meadow by Richard Buckner.

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Meadow by Richard Buckner

Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
Record label: Merge
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

80 Music Critic Score
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Meadow - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

The hinge piece here is "Kingdom": "Kingdom calling, don't you want to come and hide/All the way to the other side?...What's lost, I knew but I thought couldn't be/all the time and everything...Downtown, let down, at the bottom of the lights/stray back, although/It's just too far the way we are...." One is reminded of the musicality of Robert Creeley's poems and the muscularity of Charles Olson's. But these songs are neither; they're infused by poetry but not of it. Meadow is not separate from Buckner's voice or his catalog, but it is fully inhabited by both.

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