By Nicholas Jennings on Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Category: Reviews

Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band - Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band

Those looking for clues about his breakup with actress Susan Sarandon will be disappointed. But fans of evocative country-blues ballads will enjoy the debut album by this Oscar-winning actor and director. Robbins sings about a female prophet in “The Book of Josie” and offers Celtic-tinged romance in “You’re My Dare.” Not surprisingly, given Robbins’ activism, his most passionate songs are political in nature: “Lightning Calls,” about meeting Nelson Mandela, and “Tim to Kill,” about a young Iraq war veteran’s tragic tale.