Josh Tillman too often feels hopelessly lost inside his own head on God’s Favorite Customer.
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Pure Comedy’s understated arrangements ensure the focus remains squarely on Tillman’s lyrics and captivating voice.
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Sonic trickery abounds throughout the album, from mariachi horns and soupy strings to breathy female backup singers and twinkling harps.
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It doesn’t hurt the album that there’s a healthy dose of mythology, both self-provided and past-rooted, to pad out its structure.