Reckon - ARTS & CRAFTS
FILTER Grade: 77%
By Laura Studarus on October 24, 2012
On Reckon, Jason Collett sings about robbing a bank. Despite being a piece of art born of the Occupy movement, there’s nothing in the 15-song cycle to suggest that the musician has the heist in him. Permanently set on “saunter,” these songs’ clever structures are often overshadowed by their aw-shucks delivery. It perks up when Collett enlists the help of an orchestra—as with “Jasper Johns’ Flag”—but too often it’s simply a case of less, not always more.