After two well-received albums, the new Band Of Horses
record, Infinite Arms
, is largely getting trashed in the press. Indeed there is something easy to dislike about this collection of songs. Let's start with the lyrics. There is no doubt that Ben Bridwell is not a gifted wordsmith. Often it seems he's actively trying to write songs about nothing. Some of the biggest head-scratching clunkers ever put to music are assembled here. But as much as the lit majors would hate to admit it, indie rock isn't all about who writes the most clever lyrics.
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MP3: "Factory" (Infinite Arms)
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