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Revolver

Released: 29.04.16

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Adam Green’s latest album comes accompanied by a self-consciously kooky, sub-Michel Gondry, Macauley Culkin starring, Kickstarter funded, modern day adaptation of Aladdin. And while the film, with its 200 Motels-esque, papier mache production values, looks as though it may grate on more than a few nerves, the album soundtrack instead occupies that wonderful, often untapped centre ground between the sweet, straight-edge innocence of Jonathan Richman and the louche sexuality of Serge Gainsbourg, but with the production values of late-period Pavement.

Green manages to (more-or-less) keep his oft-maligned penchant for dick jokes and crack cocaine references to a minimum, with his sardonic croon having rarely sounded better than on standout track, Me From Far Away.

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