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Jeffrey Lewis is god,
This review is from: It's the Ones Who've Cracked That The Light Shines Through (Audio CD)
I have to give it 5 stars because this is a fantastic album. This is his second and most recent album to date.
Well I think if you liked the stuff on his first album then you should definately buy this, although I think this is more calm than his first, as there are less loud songs (er obviously). I guess the quieter ones include Alphabet, Gold (fantastic), Sea Song (a sort of second album equivilant to "SpringTime"), and "You Don't Have to Be a Scientist to Do Experiments on Your Own Heart" (a nice album closer). They're all catchy, my favourite is probably Gold, which is a lovely example of his characteristically specific(yet different)lyrics.
I think Graveyard is one of my favourtie tracks on the album, it is just great, and If You Shoot the Head You Kill the Ghoul is a really fun take on zombies attacking the earth (in the style of black-and-white horror movies). "No LSD Tonight" is excellant in his attempt to correct people on the (incorrect) belief that he likes doing acid (after his first album's title song was about a certain experience with the drug).
If you like stuff that's a original and a bit quirky then I think you will enjoy this, and his first album. The lyrics are really the main focus I think, but the tunes are catchy and supportive and it all works very well together. This album sounds a little less home-edited, but there is no loss of character or feel to his live style.
Very very cool,
he is Great!