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Poetry Of The Deed
Frank Turner – Poetry Of The Deed
Monday, March 15, 2010 - 00:00
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Frank Turner’s latest album is his first on Epitaph and armed with a full band he brings us more of his rebel-rousing tunes. It’s called “Poetry of The Deed” and on it this punkrocker channels his energy through thirteen folkpop songs. He might very well still be mad at the world but his urgency to express some positivity is larger. Turner’s lyrics are still pretty damn good, the man knows his way around a melody and in his shouted vocals there is still enough edge that would even put some hardcore bands to shame. Songs like “The Road” and “Live Fast Die Old” tell all about the man’s lifestyle while his take on everyday life (“Sunday Nights”, “Dan’s Song”) is a pure pleasure to listen to. It’s mostly Turner’s ability to turn seemingly little events or actions into something almost magical that’s his biggest quality and when poured into catchy songs, they are damn near irresistible.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.