Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Albums by Paul Kelly are like local buses: if you miss one it probably doesn't matter, another will be along soon.
My guess is he has made at least a couple of dozen albums, which means that this album might just pass people by as yet another Kelly album.
That would be a shame because he is still at the top of his game and is such a seasoned songwriter that his work never falls below a particularly high threshold.
One one level you could argue that there is little here he hasn't done before -- the Middle Eastern intro to Feelings of Grief excepted -- but that would be to deny the sheer craftsmanship and passion that drives his work.
Dark ballads, love songs, Outback narratives, religion, lost souls . . .
So you may read about this in other places, but then again you may not.
He might just go past people like a local bus. Still worth catching though.