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The President's Dead

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The President's Dead
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The Room I'm Hiding In
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Total Tracks: 2   Total Length: 6:10

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Half and half

LaurenRae

Call me a sinner, but I didn't enjoy that song "the president's dead." It might actually be my least favorite okkervil river song. The b-side I enjoyed though. I think had I not paid $10 for the LP 12" I'd probably enjoy it more though. It's worth 2 e-music downloads, but not $10.

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amazing...

neuroticcritic

There is such an emotional urgency in Will Sheff's vocals and simple, earnest acoustic strumming that by the time he says "in three words they said, like three shots to my head the president's DEAD!" and the band kicks in with full force, you find yourself believing this band can save your soul. They make a potentially political, topical song and tell it from such a personal and real perspective, it's positively trancendent!

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bivlo

What a dense polemic. I can't believe Will Sheff fit all his vitriol into less than 3 minutes. Jagjaguar has more info about the title track on its website. http://www.jagjaguwar.com/onesheet.php?cat=JAG101

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Don't jump...

wu

It's hard to believe that- in this political climate- a song titled "The President's Dead" is NOT political, yet there it is. Instead, it is light, almost whimsical, (at least for Okkervil) narrative-heavy OR at their best. There's even a touch of organ! "The Room I'm Hiding In" is melancholic, twangy, erudite country. A worthy download for any Okkervil River fan.

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