Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Over the Rhine: “The Long Surrender”

A new Over the Rhine recording is always a fairly momentous thing in my life, and my enthusiasm for each new release– different as they all are from one another, and across-the-board excellent– has traditionally dictated that I briefly declare each one to be my new Favorite, a title that lingers for a few weeks, perhaps months (I think Ohio held on to the belt for a good year or more) before I am forced to admit that picking the best of the bunch just isn’t conceivable, perhaps not even desirable, and I go back to saying that, as much as I love each one of them, Good Dog Bad Dog will always be my true favorite, for sentimental reasons more than anything else.

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