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That may be his best vocal performance, spirited and goofy and ecstatic. The album's most direct line-- "I'm addressing the realpolitik," from "Exhuming McCarthy"-- may also be his funniest; this was, after all, the man who made a virtue out of mumbly obscurity. But Document is Buck's album, from the chiming fanfare that opens "Finest Worksong" to the sludgy trudge that closes "Oddfellows Local ". He sounds intent on summing up more than three decades of rock guitar in these 40 minutes.
Jangle was only the base from which to venture into surf, post-punk, country rock, even a little rockabilly. This is R. Still, despite the thematic throughline, Buck's heroics, and a predictably excellent remastering job on the reissue, Document still sounds like the band's least satisfying I. As covers go, Wire's "Strange" proves less revelatory than the Clique's "Superman" on Lifes Rich Pageant , and the moody "King of Birds" and "Oddfellows Local " leave the album tattered at the ends.
However, saying Document is their weakest indie-label release is like saying Mothra was the least of Godzilla's foes: That big bug could still level Tokyo. Even five albums into their career, R.