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First Listen: Craig Finn, 'I Need A New War'

Ambitiously detailed and thematically cohesive, the Hold Steady frontman offers a satisfying conclusion to a trilogy of solo albums.
Craig Finn's I Need A New War comes out April 26. Source: Shervin Lainez

The world-weary characters of 's latest solo release, , have every right to call it a day. They crash on couches after accidents that don't get talked about. They drive, battling traffic on congested streets, seeking escape on the open road. They live in less-than-ideal apartments; letting bills pile up, the power gets disconnected. The city breaks them after

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