Daily Download: "I Can Get Us Out of Here Tonight," Lucero

A tough guy shows his tender side.


Salon Staff
November 13, 2006 1:01PM (UTC)

How you respond to Lucero, a band whose latest, "Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers," comes off as the work of a Springsteen covers band, hinges almost entirely on whether you are moved by tough guys huskily belting it out to show how tender they really are, that well-worn gruff-but-sweet sound seeming to be the only vocal stance in frontman Ben Nichols' repertoire. The songwriting itself is as unimpeachably decent as it is undeniably derivative.

-- T.B.

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