Music critic Ken Tucker on alternative country artist Robbie Fulks' new album ” Gone Away Backward:”
With Gone Away Backward, Fulks has made an album that feints in the direction of nostalgia while grappling very much with the here and now. Even for a singer-songwriter known for his clever twists and turns, it’s a considerable achievement. “Where I Fell” finds a softly beautiful melody encasing a lyric about an economically depressed area that’s left the narrator hopeless, jobless and, perhaps soon, homeless. He feels trapped, and trapped and bitter is a mood at which Fulks excels; it exhilarates him.
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