Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Adam Green – Minor Love

Album number six starts off with Adam in reflective mode, like a lo-fi Richard Hawley in a deserted seaside ballroom on Breaking Locks. Give Them A Token shows off Adam’s qualities best, a shuffling song which is unassuming and coy, while the vocals are merely shrugged off. Buddy Bradley is Adam fronting end of the line dancehall Specials, What Makes Him Act So Bad raises the tempo slightly with a rattling cheap guitar sound and Stadium Soul is an eerie, haunting tune although Adam’s childishness can’t help poking through in some of the instrument choices and noises. Cigarette Burns Forever is one of his better songs, a delightful little wrap around tune just shy of two minutes. Boss Inside is lo fi Nick Cave, Oh Shucks is a ramshackle bit of fun, while Don’t Call Me Uncle unsettling trad folk. You Blacken My Stay completes the album in downbeat fashion. Not one of Green’s best on initial listens, but still a good one.

Minor Love is released on January 11th on Rough Trade

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