Hearts of Oak It's been some time since punk was a viable storytelling genre, but Jersey's Ted Leo turns gasping, insistent vocals into narratives that are political and… 2003-02-11 Ted Leo and The Pharmacists
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Hearts of Oak (2003)

Details Release Date: Feb 11, 2003; Lead Performance: Ted Leo and The Pharmacists

It's been some time since punk was a viable storytelling genre, but Jersey's Ted Leo turns gasping, insistent vocals into narratives that are political and pop, never compromising one for the other. Best is the jangly ''The Ballad of the Sin Eater,'' with a State of the Union address that could teach Dubya a thing or two.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2003 Published in issue #696-697 Feb 21, 2003 Order article reprints
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