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Adam Green - Minor Love

kilgoretrout   (50 reviews)

Posted: 01/29/2010 | Comments: 8 | Rate:

Here with a new album of (mostly) inoffensive show tunes is Adam Green. Anyone who has heard Adam Green before has probably done so because of his old band, The Moldy Peaches. If you've heard his old band, The Moldy Peaches, it's probably due to their music being featured in the movie Juno. So if you heard of Green from watching Juno, I don't blame you if you stop reading this review now.


While Kimya Dawson, the other half of The Moldy Peaches, continues to make interesting and mostly good folk-y music, Green toils in strange 70's sounding (I hate to use the same word twice, but for lack of a better word) show tunes.


The instrumental track on the song Lockout, for instance, sounds like the song from the beginning of Sanford and Son. The only song on this album that breaks away from this strange habit is the track Oh Shucks, which sounds like a third rate White Stripes song with someone's foot a little heavy on the Wah Wah pedal.


The lyrics at times seem to be written only to shock and appall such as this line from Castles and Tassles, "Castles and Tassles and flatulent assholes, I love you." While that may be funny to hear, it certainly doesn't make for a particularly good or memorable song.


My advice to Green would be to call Kimya up and ask if it's too late to get the Moldy Peaches back together. At least when he was singing these corny one liners with her it was kind of cute. By himself, it's kind of embarassing.

1.5/5

(I can't change it, but this album is actually being released on Rough Trade Records. Sorry for the mix up.)

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Blood Visions
712 Posts
17/M/NA
I like Adam Green a lot but his lyrics are just juvenile and embarrassing. The guy can write some great tunes but his lyrics let him down every time :(
stainin
20,639 Posts
29/M/NA
i've listened to so much anti folk in the last year and still haven't really listened to adam green. really need to go through everything he's done, what i've heard is great.
stainin
20,639 Posts
29/M/NA
Originally posted by: Sean86

I like Adam Green a lot but his lyrics are just juvenile and embarrassing. The guy can write some great tunes but his lyrics let him down every time :(



massive wrong.

(i know what you're getting at and totally see it, but the lyrics are good, just an acquired taste)
Blood Visions
712 Posts
17/M/NA
I've only heard 2 of his albums but that's the impression I get. If he's put out any stuff with better lyrics I would be glad for you to recommend me anything
stainin
20,639 Posts
29/M/NA
jorge regula by moldy peaches?

i don't know though, i see what you mean by it being juvenile and stuff (although in fairness, a lot of stuff he released he did when he was younger than me), but there's something about it i like.

i like the lyrics to "anyone else but you", so i think we'll just have to agree to disagree haha.
Blood Visions
712 Posts
17/M/NA
Haha fair enough. Wait that was too civilized. FUCK YOU etc lol
I have no legs!
2,832 Posts
28/M/WV
Originally posted by: Sharplimbed

i've listened to so much anti folk in the last year and still haven't really listened to adam green. really need to go through everything he's done, what i've heard is great.



his music is really nothing like the stuff he did with moldy peaches. if you want to listen to one of his albums, get sixes & sevens, i'm sure you'll enjoy it much more than this.
stainin
20,639 Posts
29/M/NA
cool, i've only got garfield on my computer and haven't listened to it that much. dance with me is awesome though. and baby's gonna die tonight.

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