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17 year old lead singer Orono Noguchi has a haunting quality
By 2009 he would have it down to a fine art.
one immensely skillful tune after another
Good vibes for young lovers
this forlorn look at departure
Very interested in hearing what else he has to tell us.
true love’s beckoning
given the last name “Checker” by Dick Clark’s wife Barbara
that explosion of sound as thought is the high end of art.
brutal put down of men, managers, indie hectoring of women
understated but angry
a variation on the concept that the more things change
Young Fathers are one of the greatest bands in the world today
new Americana protest songs
a playful number that evolved into the de facto “Peanuts” theme song
dance dance dance
seeped in doubt and uncertainty.
Vegas sex appeal image
knockout duo of wide eyed jokesters
Prince redux and bi-sexuality
I split on the first two singles and I have zero idea what to expect.
A new kind of imagery
a garage rocker with a nice back beat
nowhere to go but back to sleep
the songs don’t stand up to scrutiny
had me considering Dave Edmunds
it rings like a punk pop bell
‘What about this then?’
Marissa Paternoster laughs in the face of every guitar slinger cliche you’ve ever heard
superb and sad
“Codeine Dreaming” features Lil Wayne!
“Shirley Owens was the leader of the girl group to lead all girl groups”
signed to Atlanta who should be capable of breaking her big time.
a truth received through experience
those were simpler times
A luminous, lovely, thriller
too hip for my tastes
if the rest of it is this good we have an early contender for album of the year
If you’ve ever wondered what Burt Bacharach and Hal David would have sounded like working at Motown
the songs are black Africa informed
the last time they were a pop phenomena was in the 70s.
a blueprint for black pop
there is no power popper less given to tricking up the emotions
wow he was on some wild musically plateau
The tale of the mislabeled lad who hated his deadbeat dad.
a Liver Birds come to life, sorta post-feminist Bridgety Jones vibe
three singles to its name and all excellent
a potential smash
The astute reader may not be wrong to think of “groovin’” as a euphemism for another activity.