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The Black Crowes: Amorica

Andy Gill, Q, December 1994

AMORICA, ACCORDING to Chris Robinson, is "somewhere north of hell and south of heaven", a Utopia for the frazzled and the put-upon. Amorica the album speaks of tired eyes and weary tempers, long nights and empty bottles, relationships pushed to the point of snapping. "I hate myself," he sings on 'Cursed Diamond'. "Doesn't everybody hate themself?"

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