Adam Green - Minor Love
Since the dissolution of the Moldy Peaches, Adam Green has forged quite a career for himself. As a solo artists he has endeared himself with simple, often hilarious ditties. His new album, Minor Love, misses the mark though.
In the past, Green's music has been simply arranged. It wasn't unusual to hear him and a little guitar strumming. However, between his witty lyrics and a cleverly placed hooks or two the songs drew in the listener. That rarely happens on Minor Love. With a few exceptions, like the rumbling groove on "Buddy Bradley", the breezy sway of "Stadium Soul", or the Beat Happening-esque clatter of "Oh Shucks", the music on the album is devoid of interest.
What's more disturbing is absence of the quirky turn of phrase and wordplay that we've come to expect from Green's lyrics. Usually good for a few laugh out loud moments, Green's efforts on Minor Love barely elicit a grin.
It's back to the drawing board for Adam Green. In the meantime, if you have a hankering for a chuckle and a head-bop throw "Emily" back on the iPod.
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