Todd Snider, 'Peace Queer' (Aimless)

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Peace Queer
Critical Mass
Label: Aimless

by Mikael Wood

One of roots music's slyest, smartest songwriters, Nashville-based Todd Snider isn'tup to the usual protest-song ploys on this eight-song mini album (which nonetheless protests plenty): "I did not do this to change your mind about anything," he explains in a spoken interlude. "I did this to ease my own mind abouteverything." Peace Queer includes an acoustic antiwar rant and a ghostly reading of Creedence's "Fortunate Son" (with Patty Griffin on backup vocals). But the high point is a ragged bar-band jam about the dissolution of the middle-class dream ("Stuck on the Corner [Prelude to a Heart Attack]").

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