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The Strange, Magical Tales Of A New York City Nerd,
This review is from: It's the Ones Who've Cracked That The Light Shines Through (Audio CD)
The first thing that strikes you about this album is that Jeffrey Lewis is an unbelievably good wordsmith. He has so many good ideas he occassionally struggles to fit them all into his songs. Secondly, on 'It's The One's Who've Cracked...' he shows that he is one of the best lo-fi artists currently recording. This album is up there with great lo-fi albums like 'One Foot In The Grave' by Beck, 'Garfield' by Adam Green, and stuff by Smog, Devendra Banhart and Will Oldham. If you like simply recorded acoustic albums with humour, style and intelligence, this album is a must buy. Some of the lyrics are the best I've heard for a long time... "Back when I was six I took everything real serious and I thought that every song that came on the radio was referring to strange sexual acts because they thought I wouldn't know the facts". A great talent.