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from christianity today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/r...sterytrees.html

Sounds like … an Americana blend of country, folk, rock, and blues reminiscent of The Eagles, The Band, Tom Petty, Buddy Miller, Bob Dylan, and Derek Webb.

At a glance … The Lost Cabin is a return to and improvement on the playfully upbeat country pop and rock that characterized Lost Dogs' earlier albums, though a few of the songs are colored with some light profanity.

Track Listing
1. Broken Like Brooklyn
2. Devil's Elbow
3. The Lost Cabin and the Mystery Trees
4. Whispering Memories
5. One More Day
6. This Business Is Goin' Down
7. Hardening My Heart
8. Only One Bum in Corona Del Mar
9. Get Me Ready
10. Burn It Up
11. That's Where Jesus Is

We last heard from Lost Dogs in 2003 with Nazarene Crying Towel (BEC), a maudlin yet inspiring effort that worked well with the band's Americana pop style. Though critically acclaimed and possibly their most explicitly spiritual album in their 14-year history, it went largely ignored and the band is now more or less independent. Nevertheless, the collaboration between front men Terry Taylor (Daniel Amos), Derri Daugherty (The Choir), and Michael Roe (The 77s) seems to have only strengthened with time, in spite of the loss of Gene Eugene (Adam Again) back in 2000.

Thankfully, the Lost Dogs solider on, joined by drummer/co-producer Steve Hindalong (The Choir) and happier than ever to be recording their mix of country, folk, rock, and blues. The Lost Cabin and the Mystery Trees is something of a return to the band's more playful and upbeat side, matching sweet country & western ballads about lost love ("Whispering Memories") and prayerful regrets ("One More Day") with California country rockers like "Devil's Elbow" and "Get Me Ready" resembling The Eagles and Tom Petty. It is indeed one of the stronger albums from Lost Dogs, favoring the same sound that fans have come to expect, but improved through experience and camaraderie.

The content, however, includes occasional light profanity in a few story songs. The title track includes a reference to "that S.O.B," while "This Business Is Goin' Down" refers to someone's father "who calls me 'that damn ne'er-do-well'." The humorous Jimmy-Buffett-meets-Steve-Taylor-styled "Only One Bum in Corona Del Mar" refers to a homeless man who would "flip us the bird," but it's also a spot-on commentary about how the homeless are mistreated. Which is a good segue to the powerful lyrics of the album's closer, "That's Where Jesus Is": "That's Jesus in the homeless faces/With the junkies in their livin' hell/That's Jesus with the drunks and in the lonely places/The rest homes and prison cells/That's where Jesus is/Where we ought to be."

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Cool one!
09-05-2006 11:23
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worried about the light "profanity"=amazing.
hopefully this is not Christianity tomorrow.
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i don't see them as "worried" about the light profanity. there are many people who do not want to listen to songs with profanity. there are also other people who should know these things so they can decided whether they want to listen to it in front of their children or not. i did not sense any condemnation in the review. i think it was just informative. this is a mainline christian publication, not a general market magazizne. it makes total sense to me that they would mention these things.

just a thought. my two cents, for whatever that's worth...

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Yes, like a "Youthworker" magazine or something like that, it tends to be informative of things that a youthworker might not want to be blindsided by. Not that you can totally guess what some people will be offended by though. But its intended to be an aid in decision making.
12-04-2006 13:06
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