Pin It

The Weakerthans 

Recon-struction Site

Published September 25, 2003.The WeakerthansRecon-struction Site (Epitaph)The Weakerthans make some of the best music in this country. Reconstruction Site offers more of the same intricate arrangements (though less delicate, more pop-py here than on Left and Leav- ing), underlying political statements and mostly, especially, John K. Samson’s observant lyrics, which form 14 satisfying narratives perfectly enunciated and cleverly titled (“Plea from a Cat Named Virtue”). This is a man who makes “I hate Winnipeg” sound like the most profound thing you’ve ever heard. And maybe it is. —Tara Thornecategories: Canadian artist

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Survey Asks

What’s the scariest Halifax ghost story?

  • Sidewalk closed: please use other side
  • We used to date
  • Why I’m leaving Nova Scotia
  • Closed early for private event
  • Route on detour
  • Does anyone have a truck I can borrow?

View Results

The Scene

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 25, No 21
October 19, 2017

Cover Gallery »

Real Time Web Analytics

© 2017 Coast Publishing Ltd.