The Tragically Hip - In Between Evolution
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The Tragically Hip - In Between EvolutionIt’s summer—time for cold beer, the cottage and a new album from the kings of hoser rock. The Hip’s latest is another heady brew of intoxicating riffage and trippy poetry. Although peppy tracks like “One Night in Copenhagen” and “As Makeshift as We Are” tell of getting high and drunk, there’s a sobering urgency to songs like the piercing “Vaccination Scar.” When Gord Downie sings about taking care of one another on “Are We Family,” the reference is to the human race, not his band or the wife and kids.




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