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Fred Eaglesmith is a country singer. Of that there is no doubt. Anyone who can write a stone-cold barroom weeper like "Drinking Too Much," a duet with Lynn Miles on his new Razor & Tie album, "Lipstick Lies & Gasoline," couldn't be anything but country. Having said that, whereas country is usually measured to some degree by how much "twang" it has, "Lipstick Lies & Gasoline" has an awful lot of "clank" going for it, too. Many of the songs have as many thuds, clanks and whirrs as the more recent work of American singer-songwriter Tom Waits.  ...

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