Adam Green
Jacket Full of Danger

Rough Trade
2006
C
Reviewed by: Mike Powell
Reviewed on: 2006-08-04



Posted 08/05/2006 - 08:27:13 PM by davexy:
 Can't help thinking you missed the point on this one. Jacket Full of Danger may well be Adam Green's masterpiece. Time will tell.
 
Posted 08/06/2006 - 03:47:36 AM by mikepowell:
 In all earnestness, will you share your take? I'm curious. It's always weird when an artist I really like puts out an album that leaves me cold.
 
Posted 08/06/2006 - 03:32:11 PM by davexy:
 I'll try. It's not east to listen to but after a couple of listens I find it utterly compelling. I think Adam Green is possibly evil. The nasty cheesy arrangements, strings & lyrics seem like an attempt to put the listener off and challenge all expectations yet it congeals (?) into a solid and fascinating experience. He almost sabotages his songs. Who else would be brave enough? I feel dirty after listening to it. A unique performer and a great record.
 
Posted 08/06/2006 - 06:40:07 PM by mikepowell:
 I totally agree with the self-sabotoge characterization and the "dirty" feeling, I just think he hit it with a lot more humor and disgust on the last record. Fair enough, though.