Street Songs of Love (2010) 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… 2010-06-29 Alejandro Escovedo Rock
Music Review

Street Songs of Love (2010)

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EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 29, 2010; Lead Performance: Alejandro Escovedo; Genre: Rock

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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Originally posted Jun 22, 2010 Published in issue #1109 Jul 02, 2010 Order article reprints