Wit's EndAlbum |
Deadly serious but beautifully assured.
Four albums into an already compelling career, singer/songwriter Cass McCombs offers up his moodiest and most beautiful set of songs to date. Known for his quirky turns of phrase and subtle sense of humor, McCombs gets deadly serious on Wit's End, a collection of songs that seem haunted by a palpable sense of doom and abandonment. Luckily, the gloom doesn't diminish the beauty of the songs. "County Line," "Hermit's Cave" and "Buried Alive" stand as some of McCombs' finest achievements: graceful, understated ruminations on lost love on which his increasingly nimble voice takes center stage over sparse, moonlit arrangements. McCombs' lyrics might sound lost, but his music has never sounded more beautifully assured.
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