The Glory and Grandeur That Is Defeat: The Music of Alex Chilton, Part 2
Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, July 2004
IF THE FIRST ALBUM is soulful and unconscious, the second develops a narrator and player who find new voices, taking on consciousness, memory, and loss. The singing is higher in the scale, but less tenuous; the closing measures of the songs have sweeping orchestral beauty, both obscene and sad.
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