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The 10 Best Warren Zevon Lyrics

With Warren Zevon's acerbic, graceful, and macabre wit still lingering long after his death, PopMatters looks back on his most lasting lyrical contributions.

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'Warren Zevon: Desperado of Los Angeles' and the Balance of Fandom and Criticism

George Plasketes has to balance fan appreciation and critical detachment here. He succeeds in providing a deep compendium of all things Zevon.

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Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon

Dark, powerful, and intelligent, Zevon's self-titled album is an underappreciated masterpiece.

Kyle Deas
Music

Warren Zevon: Preludes - Rare and Unreleased Recordings

Paints a fuller portrait of a talent who remains underrated despite it all.

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Ill Sleep When Im Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon

Warren Zevon's ex-wife portrays him as a genius -- and a tyrant.

Howard Cohen
Music

Warren Zevon: Excitable Boy

All hail the excitable boy genius of studio-savvy singer/songwriter-dom. PopMatters examines the new slate of Zevon re-issues.

Vladimir Wormwood
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Warren Zevon: VH1 (Inside) Out -- Warren Zevon: Keep Me in Your Heart

The power of the film resides in Zevon's directness. He never seems to forget that he's dying, yet he keeps his life from taking on either a romantic sheen or a pitiful skin.

Justin Cober-Lake
Music

Warren Zevon: The Wind

The Wind is the most unusual of gifts, in this case a final album from a very twisted songwriter, a collection recorded after receiving the most dreadful news, that his life could be over in a few months.

David Pyndus
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Warren Zevon: My Ride's Here

When Zevon drops the wise guy shtick, he often achieves the same enigmatic sweetness that seeped into Leonard Cohen's music about 20 years ago.

Stephen B. Armstrong

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