Mollycuddle - It's Not You, It's Me
Guilt Ridden Pop
I could guess from the title--"It's Not You, It's Me"--that
this release by Mollycuddle would be a bouncy recording featuring
(what else?) songs about failed relationships, unrequited love,
dysfunctional longing, and the like. Of course, I was right. Lyrics
such as "Wish I could be/Your Mohammed Ali" smack of ingeneous,
tongue-in-cheek pop songwriting. It does drag in places, especially
toward the middle, but we can't all be Fountains of Wayne. The two
vocalists (a male and female) have a unique sound, the latter having
a rich alto and the former sounding like a strangled Ben Orr (of
Cars fame) evident in "Jersey Boot" and "The Secret Science of
Harry Harlow," where it actually works. This album doesn't jump up
and bite you (like those little Pac-Man things in "Mario 3"), but it
may satisfy some small pop cravings.
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