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The Light Saw Me is as incisive and thought-provoking as any of Jason Boland's previous albums and shows he truly belongs alongside the great songwriters of his time. Drawing from influences as wide as Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger and Tougher Than Leather to Queensrÿche's Operation: Mindcrime, Boland succeeded by creating a concept album that's as ambitious as it is accessible. On the surface, The Light Saw Me traces a cowboy living in Texas in the 1890s who is abducted by aliens and ends up in Texas in the 1990s, but there's way more to it. Packed into three distinctive interlocking parts, The Light Saw Me is layered with vivid imagery that touches on old legends (such as a spacecraft allegedly crashing in Aurora, Texas which thematically fits), conspiracies and other accounts that run contrary to reality. Referencing aliens can oftentimes be campy and corny, but Boland uses them in a fascinating fashion. On the mesmerizing album opener "Terrifying Nature," a brooding rambler featuring red hot fiddles that encapsulates the spirit of The Light Saw Me, Boland tackles how people come to grips with existential fear of how they're connected to the feeling of love. It also sets up everything that's to come. Suggest we add something here about "Terrifying Nature"

Jason Boland & the Stragglers - The Light Saw Me

SKU: 793888924819
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