Various Artists, The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered (Disc 1 : The Covers)

Douglas Wolk

By Douglas Wolk

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Johnston is very much still alive, but he's in the odd position of writing such amazing songs and being so messed up that he sometimes can't do his own work justice. But other songwriters gravitate to the cracked beauty of his work, and the likes of Tom Waits and Beck do wonderful things with it here.