Monday, March 17, 2008
Feature Album Review - Adam Green; Sixes and Sevens
There is something endlessly captivating about indie crooner, Adam Green. He never ceases to surprise and delight me. His refreshingly individual take on pop gives me hope for the future of music. How could it not?
Green has everything I could possibly want from a singer/songwriter - wit, humour, honesty, intellect and a raw and an untamed talent entirely untarnished by modern culture.
His fifth solo album and latest effort, Sixes and Sevens was released March 8th through Remote Control. I have to say I’d been waiting to hear this record for quite some time and anticipation can be a killer but I’m happy to report, I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest.
Sixes and Sevens is full of Green’s signature quirky sound and distinctive baritone voice coupled with a certain maturity and focus that’s been somewhat lacking in albums passed.
It seems Green has more then perfected the art of concise song writing, squeezing an impressive 20 tracks onto the album. None of which can be accused of being fillers.
The stand out tracks amongst those 20 include the bluesy first single, ‘Morning After Midnight’ (whose accompanying film clip is well worth looking up) as well as ‘Tropical Island’, ‘Twee Twee Dee’, ‘Broadcast Beach’, ‘Homelife’, and ‘Be My Man’.
Green can turn a phrase in a way which is both pleasing to the ear and the intellect. He’s an old soul with future vision and I for one will never lose interest in seeing what’s next for this incredible musician.
It’s difficult to say who exactly an album such as this would appeal to. There’s really no one else like Green at the moment. But if the idea of something a little different, a little challenging and a lot addictive sounds at all tempting then give Sixes and Sevens a spin, what could it hurt?