Tag: Alejandro Escovedo reviews (page 1 of 6)

The Crossing: NPR Best of Latin Music 2018

“Alejandro Escovedo is still punk, still loud and still so very vital. The Crossing is one of his best records ever for a lot of reasons,but mainly because it captures the essence of the vision he has carried since his earliest days making music.” – Felix Contreras https://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/2018/12/10/674551714/alt-latinos-best-music-of-2018   The Crossing, Photography + Art Direction by Nancy Rankin Escovedo        … Read More

Mother Jones: The Crossing Is A Relentlessly Inventive Album

Jon Young/Mother Jones/September 17, 2018 – Over the course of a four-decade career, Alejandro Escovedo has ranged from scorching, punk-inflected rock to dusty-roots grooves, but his wonderfully expressive voice has been a constant. Tough yet tender, capable of conveying defiance and vulnerability in the same breath, Escovedo has a plainspoken charisma that brings familiar accounts of daily striving and fleeting grace to vivid life, touching on greater truths along the way. Featuring… Read More

SALON The Crossing: Alejandro Escovedo has crafted a rock n roll immigration epic poem

David Masciotra /Salon/September 2018 -“The Crossing” achieves symbiosis with its lyrical story of immigration and its open borders musical policy. The ominous sound of doom emanates out of a heartbeat, distorted guitar, and film noir saxophone. An urgent and deep voice warns, These men who hunt us Know nothing of our lives So please step lightly There’s menace in the heavens Dark and threatening There’s a shadow in the air They’re closing… Read More
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