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Nice Effort

Excellent musicianship and vocals. Songwriting is pretty good. I thought they could use a few more songs NOT in a minor key. It makes Darwin's life sound pretty heavy - lacking joy, which I don't think was the case. I would have liked some songs about his research done at his home which must have been a mainstay of his life.
As to the prior reviewers comment about taking joy in death since it's part of evolution - I'm sorry, we can't get away from the fact that we are animals - social animals - wired well with emotion and instincts that evoke grief and sorrow at the loss of loved ones, and due to our extreme empathy capabilities, we even feel it for non-loved ones and animals. This is one of the beautiful aspects of our species (and our close relatives as well).

Darwinian folk

Fantastic fusion of folk with stories drawn from Darwin's science and life. Try Mark Erelli's gorgeous "Kingdom Come" about the naturalist's grief over the premature death of his daughter Annie.

listen to what you are saying....

Interesting concept. As I listen and hear what the singers are saying, particularly on the track 'Kingdom Come', it begs the question: Do you hear what you are saying? The singer's are crying out for the very thing they intend to reject in the lyrics. If you want to embrace this world-view (atheism, that is) embrace it all the way. Don't lament the 'misery' of lost loved ones 'before their time' for it CAN'T be tragic. It is only another step in this long process of death, renewal, and the slow march to a greater species. Think of what you are saying, and why.

Darwin Song Project, Rachael McShane
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