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The Word On: Ry Cooder, Election Special


"The most organic record he's issued in almost two decades; and, more importantly, it restores topical protest music to a bona fide place in American cultural life."


"A nine-song album, a campaign badge and a bumper sticker. But it's not going to win many votes."


"Even by Ry Cooder's characteristically rarefied standards, this is a noble curiosity... He gathers up his considerable roots in blues and R&B and steams into Obama's corner."