Thursday, December 15, 2016


Kelley Deal 6000
Go To The Sugar Altar
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Nice Records

           As 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.
            These 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. 
            The 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. 

Andrea Weiss

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