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“. . . I set out to write an album that dealt with “family” . . . the songs began to pull in more complex directions . . . the songs began to hint at themes of inevitability, finality, not exactly pre-determination, but a sense of running out of choices, a sense of being at the end of paths taken.”
Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
The Cowboy Junkies latest album ‘At The End of Paths Taken’ is indeed a journey that is sometimes hard to follow lyrically but never musically. I don’t mean to imply they are not obtuse but rather like a poetic film that you need to see again to extracts its full meaning. And this is an album you’ll want to listen to again and again. As a package this album is one of their strongest which is surprising most band after 20 plus years are either doing oldies tours or putting out mediocre albums. If you’re familiar with their earlier albums you may find this album a bit edgier. There are three fine samples at their My Space site but you’ll have to buy the album to listen to their best work. And buy it you should.