Lazy Cowgirls

A Little Sex & Death

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A Little Sex & Death Review

by Mark Deming

Following up the Lazy Cowgirls' masterful Ragged Soul was no easy task, especially after longtime guitarist D.D. Weekday hung up his Les Paul, causing A Little Sex and Death to suffer a bit by comparison. New axeman Eric Chandler delivers solid work and suits the band's style quite well, but he lacks Weekday's undertow of sloppy genius, and while the songs on Ragged Soul were pure meat, this disc seems to have a bit of filler here and there. But if Ragged Soul was a great album, A Little Sex and Death is a very good one, and Pat Todd, always one of rock's great bellowers, never sounds less than thoroughly committed throughout. If it isn't quite as good as the album that immediately preceded it, A Little Sex and Death is still a far stronger and more committed work than nearly any other band covering their territory has made in ages -- no small accomplishment after 14 years in the game.

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