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Freedom And Weep

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Nothing At All
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Chosen One
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Come A Long Long Way
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Secrets
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How Fast The Time
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Lincoln Town Car
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It's Amazing
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On The Sly
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Drinkin' And Cheatin' And Death
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Fantasy
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Missing Link
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Rest Of The World
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Join The Club
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Amelia Raitt

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Amelia Raitt is a former writer for the television program Mr. Belvedere and has been writing about pop music of all colors and stripes for eMusic since 2005. S...more »

04.22.11
The Waco Brothers, Freedom And Weep
Label: Bloodshot Records

Unlike the sad-sacked alt-country that has become all too pervasive, the Waco Brothers are more of an urban honky-tonk band, their raucousness far from their peers 'honeysuckle sighs. Aside from the slight Brit twinge that accents frontman (and Mekon) Jon Langford's spiteful spits, the Wacos wouldn't sound out of place alongside commercial country's Toby, Tim and Trace in a police lineup — like CMT's holy trinity, Langford is boisterous and confident, a shit-kicker supreme. Freedom… read more »

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Insurgent, hell yeah! Country, not so much

tedcox

This is where Jon Langford's shit-kickin' side project to the Mekons stands up on its own hind legs and demands equal attention. If Langford's contributions seem a little muted after last year's excellent solo album "All the Fame of Lofty Deeds" (highly recommended), check out Dean's caustic "Nothing at All" and "Lincoln Town Car," especially placed next to Tracey's lovely ballad, "Come a Long Long Way." If you think everybody who didn't put this on a top-10 list should just get fucked, join the club.

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Exiles On Michigan Avenue

rastamon

"Freedom And Weep" is the best Rolling Stones album since "Exiles on Main Street". Except, of course, it's not the Stones. Grab this as soon as you can, and then dl all of the other Waco releases. Then buy a booster pack, and delve into the motherlode of Mekons albums here now at eMu.

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Furious Return to Form

Kman

This record kicks so much ass, it's not even funny. Download it NOW! you won't be sorry. n

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Got them revolution blues again, mama.

iTimbo1

The Wacos drive stakes through the hearts of the neo-con vampires and neo-Republican monsters. Download this one before it's outlawed, ya'll.

They Say All Music Guide

Remember back in 1995, when the Waco Brothers told us “Bad Times (Are Comin’ Round Again)” on their first album? Who ever knew they would be so right? Maybe we all thought things looked grim under the rule of “Bill the Cowboy” back in the day, but six years of “Dubya” can go a long way towards changing someone’s perspective, and kicking up your heels isn’t as easy as it used to be. Jon Langford and his fellow Waco Brothers seem to know it, and Freedom and Weep, the group’s seventh album, is a bit less twangy and a bit less rambunctious than the band’s best work, though if you think that means the band is losing sight of their rage, you’d be wrong. Freedom and Weep is a full-bodied but bitter chronicle of living in an America that more than ever resembles Phil Ochs’ description of a nation that’s become “two Mack trucks colliding on a superhighway because all the drivers are on amphetamines.” With tougher rock, tighter performances, and a bit less mournful steel than one might expect (don’t worry, it hasn’t gone away, it’s just less prominent), Freedom and Weep rants against working class poverty (“Nothing at All”), ugly Americanism (“Rest of the World”), conspicuous consumption (“Lincoln Town Car”), and the president of the United States (“Chosen One”), while the less polemical numbers still speak of a time and place where confusion reigns and desperation is just as real as the beer in your refrigerator. Freedom and Weep isn’t quite a top-shelf Waco Brothers album, but it’s an appropriate one for America in the year 2005, and if there’s a good share of bitter futility in these songs, there’s also a liberating rage, and if this once-great land is at the point of collapse, the Waco Brothers are here to, at the very least, see that the folks who still care go down swinging. – Mark Deming

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