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John Grant
Queen of Denmark - BELLA UNION
FILTER Grade: 87%

By Breanna Murphy on May 26, 2010

 

John Grant

Ex-Czars pied piper John Grant appears here for his debut solo effort, a collection of playful, lyrical oddities of deeply personal ballads and reflections of Grant’s outcast childhood in a religious upbringing. The superficial, off-the-wall pop culture references (“Sigourney Weaver”) might stick genuinely for those with a quirky sense of humor, but others may get a sinking feeling in the tummy. Luckily, Grant’s more-than-capable voice and the always warm and welcome Midlake as backup help the medicine go down. BREANNA MURPHY

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