England - Full Moon 176 - 01/19/11
Me and the Metronome
Steve Thompson records as Blabbermouth and he has a sensitive yet evocative style on this album. "Happy!" is an unhappy song that he delivers without an once of self-pity.
The tune is gorgeous and recalls Sufjan Stevens somewhat. "Death of a Songwriter" imagines haunting someone from beyond the grave by having your song played on the radio.
It's dark and kinda funny.
"Don't Wanna Go Home" is a bit more folksy than the other songs and all the better for it. His vocals sound great here. "Chicken" is a funny song about eating just
that. I doubt it'll soundtrack a commercial but you never know. It's a very nice and well-accomplished album in all.
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