Hangman plays like an hour of Humbert's radio station, moving through a series of genres that are adjacent to pop, but don't get mass airplay. The lurching "Souvenir" rumbles from surf guitar to rockabilly. "Can't Beat the Devil" is swinging, boogie-woogie country. After the tear-in-your-beer ballad "White Lies," the disc gets loud again with the electric white blues of "Redemption." "When you're staring down the barrel of a gun, you're gonna need redemption," drawls Humbert. After this disc, he has nothing to atone for.
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