Album Reviews

Blitzen Trapper – Furr
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 00:00
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Blitzen Trapper is already back with a new album after last year’s debut “Wild Mountain Nation”. Whereas the general conclusion back then seemed to be they sounded like Pavement, I’m not hearing a lot of that on “Furr”. Or it would have to be that these guys are pretty diverse in their output just like the jangly rockers in Pavement.

No, “Furr” is filled with the sounds of the seventies. Be it psychedelic rock like “Love U” or the folk-rock harmonies that pop up all over the album. My personal favorites would have to be the country ballad “Black River Killer” about a cowboy on a killing spree and the piano ballad that is “Not Your Lover”. Whatever it is they’re playing though, they always display a keen sense of melody and harmony making “Furr” a genuine pleasure to listen to.