Adam Green – Minor Love (CD)

Though once a member of Moldy Peaches, Adam Green has done a decent job of forge his own identity as a solo act. His latest effort, the “Minor Love” is no exception.

Through his nearly spoken word delivery it’s easy to spot Green’s influences – Jonathan Richman and Leonard Cohen in particular – but he still manages to come off strikingly original. Lyrically, Green doesn’t try to layer his songs with too much over-thought subtext and it’s that simplicity that makes the tracks so interesting. A song like “Buddy Bradley” will likely sound just as fresh a decade from now.

Considering the amount of hype that was thrown at The Moldy Peaches when they first surfaced, you’d expect Green to be living a Brian Wilson-like hermit existence nowadays; Thank God he doesn’t.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Top tracks: “Breaking Locks” and “Buddy Bradley”

Adam Green – Minor Love/CD/14 tracks/2010/Fat Possum Records/www.myspace.com/adamgreen

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