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C.D. On Songs: The Acre – "(The Great American) Novel"

March 29, 2010

Church? On a Tuesday? I guess it is Holy Week. Take a break from your non-stop listening of “Jesus Christ, Superstar” to let The Acre into your mix. They’re playing tomorrow night at Church with Lion Cub and Camden. But you can listen to them right here right now. Simply read on, my friends…

The Acre – “(The Great American) Novel”

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In what form will the actual Great American Novel come? And will they make a movie out of it for us? Let us hope so. The Acre has saved a few steps and transformed it into song. If the song is to be any hint, then the Great American Novel will waste no precious time in length histories and/or character expositions: this song hits the ground cruising at its principle power level.

This song doesn’t “run” per se – it has its own set pace at which it is very, very comfortable. This comfort transcends its way down to the listener – it is excessively easy to listen to this song and enjoy it. The pacing is earnest as are the simple yet satisfying melodies. “(The Great American) Novel” asks not what its listeners can do for it; but what it can do for its listeners. You don’t need to put any intensive mental labor into this Novel to get something back from it.

This track manages to be engaging without throwing its business all up into your face. Some soft-sounding songs turn into musical doormats after a bit, but “Novel” keeps its head and dignity about itself, standing up to be counted (and heard). Let’s hope the actual great American novel is as easy a read.

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*Be a Boston-based band/artist.

*Email a single mp3/m4a/etc. (or a download link to one) to cdonsongs (at) gmail (dot) com, with the subject line “C.D. on Songs” (DO NOT send us a bunch of songs and make us pick, we will ignore you). We require a file – not a streaming link.

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