Minor Love - Fat Possum
FILTER Grade: 84%
By Madeline Virbasius on April 13, 2010
Adam Green has always had a knack for cutting honest insight, boosted by his ever-unpredictable take on life. On his latest, Minor Love, Green revels in a stripped-down, bittersweet world where nothing lasts forever, with both his baritone and lyrics adding freshness to his fatalist outlook. Instead of the gospel choir and strings from his last album, Sixes & Sevens, this time, Green takes on many music duties himself, keeping it simple with small studio gear like Casios and guitars played through gritty practice amps. Meanwhile, the Nick Cave and Cash-isms of rich storytelling tracks like “Boss Inside” reveal a darker side, while standout “Bathing Birds” slips from its plucky 1920s-styled onset to a glowingly grand finish.