HoboSapiens The Velvet Underground cofounder undergoes a startling rebirth with HoboSapiens , his most sonically exhilarating, lyrically passionate effort in two decades. Such darkly playful tunes… HoboSapiens The Velvet Underground cofounder undergoes a startling rebirth with HoboSapiens , his most sonically exhilarating, lyrically passionate effort in two decades. Such darkly playful tunes… 2004-09-07 John Cale
Music Review

HoboSapiens (2004)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 07, 2004; Lead Performance: John Cale

The Velvet Underground cofounder undergoes a startling rebirth with HoboSapiens, his most sonically exhilarating, lyrically passionate effort in two decades. Such darkly playful tunes as ''Magritte'' seamlessly match the sixtysomething auteur's sepulchral baritone with an assortment of modernist studio frills, making for an audacious marriage of restless experimentalism and eloquent melodic craft.

Originally posted Sep 10, 2004 Published in issue #782-783 Sep 10, 2004 Order article reprints