Lifter Puller

Soft Rock

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Featuring almost everything the band ever released excluding the Fiestas + Fiascos record, Lifter Puller's Soft Rock includes 40 songs, all of them ranging from really great to brilliant. Lifter Puller, whose members also liked to call themselves Lftr Pllr, was a mostly unsung Minneapolis band with distinctive and uniformly excellent output. Singer/guitarist Craig Finn had a throaty, unique voice and wrote songs with plenty of lyrical imagery -- compelling stories with no choruses. They tended toward the romantic, though of the puking-in-the-backseat-of-a-car-style romanticism. Soft Rock includes their self-titled debut in 1996 right up to their last recordings in 2000 before they broke up. Their most recent stuff is the best, with truly inspired music and words. Even if you've never heard of them before and maybe wouldn't tend to be interested in a band that no longer exists and remained fairly obscure, this two-CD set is highly recommended and can be enjoyed by folks with all sorts of musical tastes.

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