The Weakerthans are the "Critic's Choice" of the week!

Yes, Weakerthans frontman John K. Samson has entitled a song "Our Retired Explorer (Dines with Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961)," and for that he should be punched in the face. But don't hate this Canadian quartet's latest disc, Reconstruction Site, because it's literary and high-minded -- it's also great, propulsive indie rock for very sensitive and very clever people. Furthermore, another clumsily titled song, "Plea from a Cat Named Virtue," would be the rock single of the year were America not completely devoid of justice.

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