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Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

In two parts near the front and back of Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket's "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream" encapsulates myriad influences - jam, Southern rock, indie, funk - and then transcends them in a twisting, bombastic statement of power. This opus and other gems on the band's June release illustrate five mechanics able to strip predecessors for parts and fashion a new ride. It's one hallmark of a truly great band, and the reason Jacket's enjoyed that rare mix of popular and critical acclaim.