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  • Jane
  • Monday, 29 January 2018 12:33:58 UTC
Glen's albumIt seems to be pretty bland yes. The Irish Times: 'He’s forever in battle with himself, agonising over staying in love and feeling stuck or being single and roaming free, but love and life aren’t easily placed into those separate categories and this mindset feels as stuck in a rut as the love story he’s narrating.' and '“Well it’s gonna be a lucky man / Who gets to take your hand / And play house with you a while,” he fondly sings on Lucky Man, awkwardly placing the unnamed “girl” at home when he’d rather go out into the unknown, as he declares on Setting Forth.'

I think he should have waited a year or two to write some new and stronger songs. These just don't hold up, no matter how great his live band is. I know he has some great songs in him, but they're just not coming out on this album. Some of his other songs just seem to be clearer in its narrative and arrangements. I think I miss this simplicity of his writing and performing on the album.

But check out First Aid Kit's new album, that's not a bad one to be listening too!

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  • tor
  • Wednesday, 14 February 2018 20:37:14 UTC
AgreeGlad people here agree... liked Glen's last two records but this one is sort of nothing... only particularly like Time Will Be The Healer and One Of Us Will Lose.

Still excited for the show in a few weeks but fingers crossed for a Frames album next?

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agree, sadlyI was hoping for more of his 'melodic' songs. The first song, Roll on Slow and the last, Time Will Be the Healer (love that one) are the only two I really like. Having said that, I'd drive a day to see him in person again (as star, not 2nd to EVedder). Puts on one of the best concerts I've ever enjoyed.

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  • Jane
  • Monday, 07 May 2018 9:44:21 UTC
Nolan!Nolan! What are you doing in New Mexico? Hope all's well. J

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Jane..I know, I know, it HAS been a long, long time. But though I'd still drive far to see Glen, I've also driven far of late to see Future Islands. My love is now shared. ha.
Next concert is a comedic one in northern NM to see Trae Crowder, the Liberal RedNeck. So funny, so smart and so progressive. But I still paint to the music.