Humor Risk - DOMINO
FILTER Grade: 82%
By Kyle Lemmon on November 16, 2011
This is prolific American singer-songwriter Cass McCombs getting things done. His second album this year, after the emotionally marooned and stark Wit's End, Humor Risk is a livelier affair and its venturesome aesthetic wanders. Fuzzy alt-rock and breezy Americana tracks rub elbows with dire blues and Laurel Canyon folk. McCombs keeps the energy high throughout—the absence of which was evident on Wit's End. Taken together, the two are a whole, proper followup to 2009's epic Catacombs.