head-spinning as Game Theory’s Lolita Nation, but without James Joyce influencing
the lyrics. Scott Miller is my all time favorite male musician; Kelley Deal is
my favorite for women. Or I could just say they are tied for first place.
two albums are of a piece. If you love one, you’ll love the other, as that’s
how consistent they are. Spare, but rich and full all the way through. There
isn’t a bad song in the bunch. For the most part, they are uncategorizable pop,
but then you get a rocker about finding the love of your life, “Brillo Hunt,”
with a guitar solo to thrill to.
lyrics are subtle, nuanced, like Scott Miller's or Carl Newman's. Many things
are happening here, almost too many to keep track of, and that’s okay. It just
means you’ll listen again.