sexta-feira, março 06, 2009

948. Jim Gutherie - now more than ever

I bought this album (used) based on this review. I also ended up seeing Jim at the Mercury Lounge opening up for Sufjan ages ago - he puts on a good show, but I remember him having a tick or something while playing. His record is so detailed that it is fitting he has a tick, as some sort of self reset button before an overload occurs. The excessive use of strings on the disc evoke Badly Drawn Boy every now and then, but for the most part his voice is pretty unique. "So Small" is one of my top 'if you're feeling down in the dumps/you can do it!' sort of songs.

7 out of 10