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Street Songs of Love

Street Songs of LovePreviously dubbed ''Austin's answer to Bruce Springsteen'' in these pages, Alejandro Escovedo here gets an assist from the Boss himself as the great man...Street Songs of LoveRockPreviously dubbed ''Austin's answer to Bruce Springsteen'' in these pages, Alejandro Escovedo here gets an assist from the Boss himself as the great man...2010-06-23
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Street Songs of Love

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Alejandro Escovedo

Previously dubbed ”Austin’s answer to Bruce Springsteen” in these pages, Alejandro Escovedo here gets an assist from the Boss himself as the great man drops in on one track. That’s a fitting imprimatur, since Street Songs of Love, produced by Tony Visconti (T. Rex, David Bowie), feels every bit as classic and immediate as, say, Springsteen’s The River. Hints of glam and punk inform the rootsy proceedings, giving these alternately gritty and lyrical songs a satisfying glow. A?

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