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JESSE MALIN GLITTER IN THE GUTTER LTD ED LP VINYL NEW 33RPM

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Cat no. TPLP748DMM

Over a decade into his square-peg catalog, Malin finally made the record he always intended to make. GLITTER IN THE GUTTER succeeds at every turn because it sounds like--of all things--a New Jersey record. GLITTER IN THE GUTTER features the catchy, emotional dramatics that every Garden Stater from the Boss--who makes a fine duet partner with Malin on "Broken Radio"--to Bon Jovi has made his stock in trade. "Prisoners of Paradise" is a Springsteenian paean to "building it up and tearing it down" and "doing it all my life" that explodes into a soaring chorus, while "NY Nights" finds the narrator "on the run from heaven's hand me downs."

The record's few and minor missteps are when Malin juxtaposes his own talents with those of legendary songwriters such as Paul Westerberg--represented by an unnecessary cover of "Bastards of Young"--and Lucinda Williams--here referenced with the innocuous but clunky "Lucinda." Ultimately, though, GLITTER IN THE GUTTER is a tour de force for a songwriter with equal parts grit and glam, placing him somewhere between the Boss and Bon Jovi on the Jersey greatness meter. No small feat that.