"Crack Up", as a title, feels all the more appropriate with the arrival of "Shore".
The former was fractured not just in name; the sound was erosion personified, the breaking down of composure when facing the breadth of life, as if watching waves slice the bluffs that hold your home in place.
The latter is less companion piece, more conclusion. The swell washes out, and as it recedes, a shoreline is birthed anew from the froth. You descend to the shore, and gaze up at ... read more