Corsicana Lemonade - DOWNTOWN
FILTER Grade: 75%
By Adam Valeiras on November 4, 2013
White Denim’s under-appreciated D was a modern-day passion play rooted in the increasingly obsolete traditions of rock and roll. Corsicana Lemonade still boasts enormous, across-the-board instrumental (not to mention vocal) talent. However, with its highly structured individual recordings, the album surprises less than White Denim’s fierce previous efforts. This is not meant to deter, as many songs here warrant praise, but those spontaneous wild riffs have sadly been sacrificed, along with a bit of singer James Petralli’s gnarled, impassioned bite.