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Nils Lofgren

Old School

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May 23, 2012

Before he hit the road for Bruce Springsteen's latest tour, Nils Lofgren made this weird, funny, crabby LP about seemingly everything that annoys him: Congress, yoga, lattes, sexting, any teen "dressed like a whore." Lofgren switches from acoustic ballads to Stones–ish rock, where his voice turns craggy and stubbly. He's found the trick to aging well: a bit of rage, a lot of love, and the ability to laugh at yourself. 

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