Monday, August 27, 2012

I have mixed feelings about the Stevie Jackson solo

I equivocate about Belle and Sebastian veteran Stevie Jackson's arch and jokey new album...also in Blurt, also last week.

Stevie Jackson
(I Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson

Slip off the sensible cardigan, and try on a feather boa. Forget rainy afternoons and think decadent, neon-lit nights. (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson, the first solo album from Belle & Sebastian guitarist Stevie Jackson, is more giddy music hall than waifish indie pop. It's a high kicking, cake walking collection of songs about film directors ("Just, Just So to the Point" and "Kurosawa"), 1970s soul icons ("Man of God") and email etiquette ("Press Send").


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