Album: Richmond Fontaine, We Used to Think... (Decor Records)

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Short stories set to music– Lambchop fronted byRaymond Carver. That'swhat Richmond Fontainehave been doing for eightalbums now, and nothingmuch has changed forthis Oregon unit overthe years.

And yet, andyet… Is that a hint ofconfidence in the nowpublished-author WillyVlautin's fractured vocals?Is that a glimmer ofa song you can sing alongto in "You Can Move BackHere"? Alcohol,Winnebagos, freeways,motel rooms… thefurniture stays the samebut benefits from beingmoved around.