Review: Wounded Electric Youth by Adam Klein

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Feb 242011
 

Adam Klein’s CD, Wounded Electric Youth, reminds me of the early days of Whiskeytown. There’s a high lonesome sound in the fiddles and a hint of Gram Parsons in the electric guitars. The songs have an easy-going tempo that feels quietly content. Likewise Klein’s songwriting reminds me of Ryan Adams. Stripped of the faux-country window dressing that plagues so much of roots music these days, Klein’s lyrics have a here-and-now feel to them. The highlight tracks for me are “Driftin'” and “Wayward Son.”