Derek Webb

Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome by Derek Webb
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For fans of:Bon Iver, Wilco, Elliott Smith, Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens
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  1. Opening Credits
  2. Black Eye
  3. Cobra Con
  4. Freddie, Please
  5. The Spirit Vs The Kick Drum
  6. What Matters More
  7. The State
  8. The Proverbial Gun
  9. I Love/Hate You
  10. Becoming A Slave
  11. Jena & Jimmy
  12. Heaven
  13. What You Give Up To Get It
  14. American Flag Umbrella
Description

Derek Webb’s Stockholm Syndrome is designed to make waves and upset the complacent. While the ex-Caedmon’s Call member has long shown a maverick streak, this album is confrontational even by his standards. Webb challenges fellow Christians at every turn, avoiding feel-good spirituality in favor of scathing satire. Tracks like “The Spirit vs. the Kick Drum” and “What You Give Up to Get It” attack hypocrisy with razor-keen wit, while “Becoming a Slave” and “Jenna & Jimmy” grapple with moral compromise. “Freddie, Please” (a weird fusion of doo-wop and electronica) and “American Flag Umbrella” (set to a ghostly, piano-centered track) take some bold swipes at bigotry. Avoiding his usual folk-rock ambiance, Webb surrounds his vocals with eerie samples and throbbing cyborg beats as he preaches a set of mind-prodding sermons that refuse to observe polite standards. By any measure, Stockholm Syndrome stands as one of the most controversial — and compelling — Christian releases of the year. -iTunes

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