Diminishing returns

By RICHARD BECK  |  July 9, 2008

Finn is obviously straining for bigger things, and if the kids at his shows yell these new songs back at him with passion and delight, which they probably will, I imagine he’ll be satisfied. He sounds as if he were satisfied. But his little stories, once stumbling so poignantly from church to bars to the ER, have bled into one another and disappeared.

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