TICONDEROGA: The Heilig-Levine LP: CD

I don’t think the band planned it, but at first glance this looks like a concept album. There are four songs about animals and one that on the surface may be about killing them (“Poison Control”). But that could also be totally off the mark. Don’t bet the farm on it. I like the interweaving guitars on “Flippin’ Burgs,” but the best song on here is track eight. For those of you who left your scorecards at home, that’s a little ditty called “Why Do You Suppose?” It’s slow and introspective. Exactly what you wouldn’t expect in the middle of this record. This will make you work for it, but the rewards are in there. Trust me, it’s in there. -Sean Koepenick

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