For his fifth album, singer-songwriter Pat LePoidevin put the ideas and ideals of communities under the microscope. Although the record’s title owes a debt to our neighbours to the south, LePoidevin’s fascinating look at the world around him makes these songs, each named after American cities, interchangeable with small towns everywhere. This is the kind of record that creeps on you subtly but powerfully; you can’t help but be drawn in. LePoidevin’s earnest vocals, complemented by simple instrumentation help to make American Fiction a thoroughly engaging listen. It is a small world, after all.
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