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Nils Lofgren: Wonderland

Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 17 September 1983

This LP — Lofgren's first since 81 — sails off on a gritty, catchy duet with Edgar Winter, then slides into a loner ballad ('Into The Night': "Don't give me answers if you don't feel the questions"). And the sailing is smooth enough to cloak the awfulness of the clichés standing in for lyrics. But with track three — a killer licks thump-and-thrust cover of 'All Over Now' — the lyrics take on an awful unintended irony. And Lofgren sounds snide and distant, a stance which rears its head again and again on Wonderland.

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