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Album review: 'Trailer Romance'

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Anonymous Willpower

"Trailer Romance"

Self-released

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Taking a page from the Southern Culture on the Skids book of white trash, Anonymous Willpower returns with its most cohesive album to date, "Trailer Romance." This is an album that covers multiple genres musically and lyrically and has the band working the clever and blue sides of the street — the tracks are all well-written and dynamically arranged. Anonymous Willpower has even gone and flirted with some country flavorings here and there, along with the band's usual theatrical punch on just about any style it tackles. For instance, the tune "Cops, Girls & Guns" has a choral breakdown that is more than a little reminiscent of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Vocalist Suzi Willpower is in fine form when singing with appropriate restraint, but the lady still unleashes like a howitzer in lipstick and heels whenever the opportunity presents itself. Pianist Don Anonymous leads the band and keeps one toe at all times in New Orleans boogie-woogie, which mixes well with the country and R&B detours that pop up. Anonymous Willpower is still a barnburner, just more focused this time around. You're gonna like it.

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