Jakob Dylan, 'Women and Country' (Columbia)

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Women and Country
Critical Mass
Label: Columbia

by William Goodman

As on his 2008 solo debut, Seeing Things, Jakob Dylan swaps the Wallflowers' radio rock for studied folksiness -- and again inspires longing for the easy melodicism of "6th Avenue Heartache." With help from Neko Case, producer T-Bone Burnett, plus some seasoned session musicians, Dylan plays storyteller, singing about voodoo ("Holy Rollers for Love") and toothless, one-armed transients ("Lend a Hand") over New Orleans-spiced Americana. But he still comes off like a tourist, lacking genuine, lived emotion.

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