Larry Gallagher | An Overwhelming Love for Nothing in Particular

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An Overwhelming Love for Nothing in Particular

by Larry Gallagher

Intelligent, lyric-driven stylings for the end of the world
Genre: Folk: Anti-Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Make a Note of This
3:42 $0.99
2. My Superpower
3:29 $0.99
3. A Few Observations About Love
4:32 $0.99
4. Fait Accompli
5:40 $0.99
5. A Better View
4:00 $0.99
6. We Make War
3:28 $0.99
7. I Am so Gonna Rock the Apocalypse
2:03 $0.99
8. There Goes Despair
3:38 $0.99
9. Amazing Healing Power
3:30 $0.99
10. Why Not Me?
2:40 $0.99
11. Ranshofen, 1889
3:07 $0.99
12. Before I Was Born
3:45 $0.99
13. I Like What You Did to My Song
4:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Still at it. Still working hard. Thirteen more songs for a largely indifferent universe, driven by ideas and lyrics.

Drummer Michael Burns provided rhythm for 9 cuts, which were then fleshed out with guitars and wurlitzers and the occasional reed organ, topped with crackling guitar solos from longtime friend Oren Bloedow. Along the way we amble through a quasi-Moroccan rave up, a mock French chanson, some jangly 12-string pop, some chilling chamber folk, and something like garage rock, all living and dying on the lyrics. Which are all about living and dying. Or living or dying. Lots of living, just the right amount of dying, all in a lively (recycled) package.



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Brady Earnhart

Another Strong Gallagher Record
When was the last time you reminded yourself you had sweeping to do or books to alphabetize just so you’d have an excuse to stay home and swim off one more time into a new album? Larry Gallagher’s An Overwhelming Love for Nothing in Particular is that album. The performances are tasteful and advanced, the melodies original and convincing. Tight without fussiness, allergic to cliché, the writing could stand unembarrassed next to that of anyone from Cole Porter to Paul Simon; you couldn’t slide a razor between the lyrics and the music. In “My Superpower,” Gallagher claims, “I am not superhuman / But human more and more,” and the rest of the album bears this out. Like his chops and his intelligence, Gallagher’s empathy shines through every moment. He pokes fun at our romantic fantasies not to deprive us of anything—he’s never cynical—but to show us that we don’t need them. There’s something even better on the other side.