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Mark Kozelek: Like Rats

Steve LaBate, Paste, 19 February 2013

THE CONCEPT BEHIND Mark Kozelek's new record — take metal songs, punk songs, classic-rock and pop songs and deliver 'em slow and soft, accompanied only by stripped-nekkid acoustic guitar — is really kind of unimaginative. As if a piece of music automatically becomes deeper or more interesting simply because it's presented with a contrarian arrangement. Besides, it's been done to death. Beyond death. It's been eulogized, buried, grave-robbed, burned and buried again.

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