There are records of high intensity which make a strong social/political statement and there are those that lay open the artist’s heart – bleeding and throbbing. Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ belongs to the latter category. That intensity paired with a voice like sunlight shimmer on a high, cold mountain stream thrills me still.
This is one dark album with recurrent themes of obsession and addiction (and those two form one of the world’s best, albeit destructive, doubles teams, don’t they?). (more…)