Music Review: 'Retrospective' | EW.com

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Retrospective (Music - Red House Painters) Known both for Proustian covers of '70s radio hits and his own majestically mopey folk-rock, head Painter Mark Kozelek is an enigma wrapped in reverb...Retrospective (Music - Red House Painters) Known both for Proustian covers of '70s radio hits and his own majestically mopey folk-rock, head Painter Mark Kozelek is an enigma wrapped in reverb...1999-07-30

Known both for Proustian covers of ’70s radio hits and his own majestically mopey folk-rock, head Painter Mark Kozelek is an enigma wrapped in reverb wrapped in rue. Half of this two-CD set is gleaned from his group’s early-to-mid-’90s CDs (all originals save Kiss’ ”Shock Me”); half are demos and live tracks from the same era. The wistfulness occasionally smacks of freshman poetry. But as sensitive boys go, Kozelek woos well. B