Sunday, November 3, 2013

One-sentence reviews #10


Chance the Rapper
Acid Rap
(2013)

(s/r)

Iiiiiiiiiiit's wacky!

***

Calexico
The Black Light (1998)

(Quarterstick)

Since I like the Iron & Wine set so much, I desperately wanted to find this more interesting than it is -- my suspicion is that, as with Lambchop, I'm just not listening to the right stuff, because it's not hitting me very strongly and just seems to meander off into nowhere, at length.

***

Phosphorescent
Muchacho (2013)

(Dead Oceans)

!! CAUTION !! - Comically bland, like Dire Straits with keyboards, with at least one song ("Song for Zula") so plainly designed to be played over the credits of a teen drama that it already has been (The Spectacular Now).

***

Marnie Stern
The Chronicles of Marnia (2013)

(Kill Rock Stars)

"Proof of Life" is great, "You Don't Turn Down" is nearly, but this is just too repetitive, a near-miss from a great talent.

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