The album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables was listed at number 47 on Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2012, saying, "One of the sharpest, funniest storytellers in rock, Snider keeps the indictments coming. On December 20, 2013, Snider debuted a new band called Hard Working Americans at a benefit concert at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado, for Colorado Flood Relief.
Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. The last time Snider released a record in an election year was 2008's Peace Queer, in which he pointedly addressed the state of the nation at the end of the Bush Administration, and Agnostic Hymns finds him exploring similar themes with just as much clarity and even more venom - and with the cast of antagonists looking remarkably the same.
Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables is Todd Snider’s inspirational album. I want to inspire people, Snider says. I want to inspire them to leave home, to do things traditionally considered wrong. If you listen to my record and vandalize your school, godspeed. That Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables is also roaringly funny is tribute to Snider’s unique sensibilities, and to his standing as what Rolling Stone magazine calls America’s sharpest musical storyteller. Anguish without laughter is boring, like intensive care without morphine, and Snider has never been within 100 miles of boring. Also, he didn’t earn the attention, friendship and fandom of American musical giants like Kris Kristofferson and John Prine by writing mopey protest songs. Anyway, these aren’t protest songs.
Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables is Snider’s 12th album, and it’s one of the roughest-hewn he’s ever made. Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables may just be a serious contender for the album with the worst attitude of 2012.
Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables is Snider's 12th album, and it's one of the roughest-hewn he's ever made. 80. Agnostic Hymns impresses just as much for its tunefulness and Snider and producer Eric McConnell's unconventional choices as for its arch point of view.
From his opening rasp, Todd Snider channels Randy Newman. He wryly serves himself up as the town crier and gets down to business with a greasy blues that traces the history of inequality and touches on the history of religion. The Occupy movement might find its most caustic musical spokesman in Snider. However, he's not one to be easily characterized. New York Banker" tells of a teacher who learns what happened to his retirement nest egg, but Snider unspools plenty of other stirring tales
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Play full-length songs from Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables by Todd Snider on your phone, computer and home audio system with Napster. The sound is surlier, with more distortion and fewer punch lines than usual - like Noam Chomsky howling over a Dirty Three record. But a ramshackle sweetness pervades (see "Brenda"), and on wailing talking-blues stunner "In Between Jobs," Snider delivers the titular chorus as a threat, a boast, and, yes, a laugh line.