Glen Campbell – Ghost on the Canvas (2011)

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Stricken with Alzheimer’s, Glen Campbell has announced that this is will be his final album — and it’s pretty strong, save for the terrible cover of Guided By Voices’ “Hold On Hope” — with its awful abuse of autotune (seems to be absent elsewhere, not sure why it’s on this one) and I think he missed the ironic sentiment of a band like GBV doing a traditional ballad.

It’s pretty hokey, and it sticks out like a sore thumb where the other tunes are really solid. Somber, but I really like this. He’s definitely going out on top. Glen Campbell’s Ghost on the Canvas is due Aug. 29 on Surfdog Records.


Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson has contributed to Blogcritics, and maintained a series of stand-alone sites including Known Johnson, Everything is a Mess and others. He studied both creative writing and then studio art at Arizona State. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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