Ah Nixon. The highpoint in the varied career of this Nashville million piece led by Kurt Wagner. Nixon was a glorious romp through the back roads of neon soul with surprising nods to Al Green and Curtis Mayfield - a beautiful lamp lit album, moving at slow pace with Wagner's idiosyncratic wordplay front and centre.
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8/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 7th November 2014
This is a soulful alt. country classic, without a doubt. Beautifully paced, produced and arranged. The album opens with “The Old Gold Shoe” which, quite frankly, is just lovely. The touches of brass on “Grumpus” are reminiscent of the mournful sounds at the start of “At the Dark End of the Street”. If I’d written the stand out track “Up With People” I would not need to write another song ever again. How a song that is essentially just a couple, maybe three chords can be so dynamic and rousing is beyond me, but anything with a gospel choir is capable of bringing me to my knees. Closing track “The Butcher Boy” is a change of pace from the laid back Nashville soul of the rest of the album but serves to add another dimension to an already great album. Anyway, perhaps you should by it.
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