MOI?: Self-titled: CD

Aug 01, 2006

There is a thin line, on occasion, between charisma and yuck. This, however, is not one of those times: This is yuck by a country mile. Sounds like very confused 1978-era AM radio non-hits; right around the time when no one could decide if they should use tinny little Steely Dan jazz chords or disco beats, so they used some frail amalgam of both. Vestigially “glam” in the same way that Sweet’s tinny AOR hit “Love Is Like Oxygen” was (that is to say, wasn’t), or possibly like Nick Gilder or Alvin Stardust minus anything resembling their scanty amount of good tunes. Ordinarily, gentle consumer, i would urge you to give this product the widest of all possible berths, but i can’t imagine that’s at all necessary—the cover should be enough to keep your wallet safely riveted in your pocket. Non, ne toi pas. BEST SONG: “When She Wakes Up It Is Cold” BEST SONG TITLE: “Dried By The Sun” (seriously. That’s the best one) FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Both the keyboard player and drummer have facial hair.

 –norb (Crustacean)