Magic - Anti-
FILTER Grade: 77%
By Daniel Kohn on April 8, 2011
Look out, folkies, there’s a new gravel-voiced troubadour on the scene. The Troy, New York-based Rowe’s songs have an edge to them, albeit in an all-too-similar vein. There are flashes of lyrical brilliance—like on “Jonathan,” where he channels his inner Leonard Cohen as a witness to deadly car wreck and delves deep into the raw emotion of dealing with tragedy, showing off dark overtones and songwriting chops on this solid, yet unspectacular debut for Anti-.