Album Review

Tom Pacheco: The Outsider

ImageThough florid instrumentation and Pacheco’s occasional tendency to lapse into spoken word mar several tracks, The Outsider is a generally strong second effort. Songs like “Hello, Grandpa,” which show off his resonant, distinctive vocals, indicate just how affecting a lyricist he can be. And “Birdseye Heaven,” one of a handful of science fiction numbers here, exhibits an instantly endearing brand of original humor. Those and a few others of these tunes certainly merit an A rating. I only wish they all did.

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