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Friday, 14 December 2012

Eyewear's Top Songs of 2012: #38 'Young Man In America' by Anais Mitchell

One of the most intelligent Americana singer-songwriters of our times is Anais Mitchell.  Her song 'Young Man In America' is an epic dramatic monologue - "everyone will know my name" - of the rise of the eponymous American - and his disturbing ambitions for power and love - as if penned by Theodore Dreiser.  It feels timeless, essential, very poetic, almost biblical, and relevant to this age of fiscal corruption.  Two more songs to go...

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