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I spent the morning listening to the Wallflowers' new album, and through two listenings I came away fairly unimpressed. It's a shame, because it's a band I really want to like, with an impressive pedigree, although pedigree is one of the least important reasons to listen to an album.
The Jakob Dylan-led band's breakthrough 1996 album "Bringing Down the Horse" was followed by the even-better (but far less popular) "Breach" in 2000, and the following is the first single from "Breach," just one of many commendable tracks:
And here is a beautiful acoustic version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVBKmdlv5pM
And here is a live version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO0l42slzHA&feature=related