Burn Something Beautiful evokes that often-dissonant spirit of Lou Reed ( Johnny Volume ) melded with Escovedo’s knack for a fiery, infectious punk refrain ( Horizontal ): timeless rather than trendy. We played a gig at a hotel in Dallas recently, and someone said we sounded ‘classic rock,' he laughs. Though it doesn’t dictate the entirety of his sound, Escovedo’s Mexican heritage is still a vital part of his identity, and he dedicated Burn Something Beautiful to his parents, and to immigrants who have made this country so great.
Born in 1951, Alejandro Escovedo is at an age where most rock musicians are happily coasting on their past accomplishments, if they're still making new music at all. Thankfully, Escovedo is and always has been a maverick, and he's eagerly overhauled his sound and approach with his twelfth studio album, 2016's Burn Something Beautiful. After making three fine albums with producer Tony Visconti and a band anchored by guitarist Chuck Prophet, Escovedo has taken a creative left turn and crafted Burn Something Beautiful with a new set of collaborators.
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No one song stands apart, but Burn Something Beautiful hangs together as one of Escovedo's most entrancing works.
Burn Something Beautiful is Alejandro Escovedo's first solo endeavor since 2012's highly acclaimed Big Station. It is in actuality, a highly collaborative affair. Teaming with Peter Buck (. and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album's songs, Escovedo also enlisted the pair to act as the project's producers. Burn Something Beautiful is Alejandro Escovedo at his very best. and it's possibilities. Refusing to go unnoticed.
|3||Sunday Morning Feeling||3:42|
|4||Suit Of Lights||4:25|
|6||Shave The Cat||3:06|
|8||Beauty Of Your Smile||3:07|
|9||I Don't Want To Play Guitar Anymore||3:43|
|10||Beauty And The Buzz||4:00|
|11||Luna De Miel||2:57|
|12||Farewell To The Good Times||3:44|
|13||Thought I'd Let You Know||4:15|
NotesTrack 13 is unlisted on the cover.
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