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Nathan Corsi Band

A Londoner Anarchist (NathanCorsiMusic.com)

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Don't let the CD's title excite you. A better name would be We Really Like the Late, Great Jeff Buckley. Corsi's Akron-based trio bills itself as "indie power blues," but like many contemporary artists who slap on the blues label, Corsi doesn't really seem to be all that down-and-out. Rather, he crafts clunky rhymes about hooking up, letting his hair grow long, and becoming dissatisfied with the aforementioned romantic liaisons. If you make it past the tender ballad "This Place" — in which a string section nearly spirits away the schmaltzy "What a beautiful day/How can I say/Now that you gave it away?" refrain — you'll hear the band hitting its stride in "Devil on a Raft," locking together in a bouncy lick. Still, it's hard to picture the mild-mannered Corsi crew in the deep end of the pool, let alone hanging with Satan.

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