Album Review: Frank Turner: Tape Deck Heart
Tape Deck Heart
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Wow, Frank Turner is one bummed-out dude. Literally writhing in misery, as he conveys in detail onTape Deck Heart, the kind of album that doesn’t just tell us what it feels like to have your heart cut out, it practically puts us on the operating table during the surgery – which, of course, happens before the anesthesia kicks in. And he does it so well, we willingly bleed right along with him.
From its first track, “Recovery,” Turner grips us in his drama, making us feel his sweat as he wails, “I’ve been pounding on the floor and I’ve been crawling up the walls, and I’ve been dipping in my darkness for serotonin boosters, cider and some kind of smelling salts.”
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