Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (5 stars)

Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

(Drag City)


During a recent encounter with David Berman, the frontman of this legendary, cult Nashville-based outfit let slip that this could be his last musical offering. If the notoriously mischievous interviewee is to be believed, then this addictive sixth record is the perfect way to wrap up the Silver Jews’ 19-year career as it’s not only their finest work to date but a bona fide modern classic. Each song is packed full of complex metaphors, clever references and compelling storytelling all delivered in Berman’s warm and husky tones and finished off with shimmering instrumentation, woozy harmonies and catchy melodies.

Once you’ve given Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea one spin you won’t be able to stop.

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