The thrilling debut album from this intense New York City trio makes their city feel alive once again
Weak Beats And Lame-Ass Rhymes
[a]Two Dollar Guitar[/a] feature the most definitely urban and once sunglasses-and-leather-jacket cool master [B]Steve Shelley[/B] of [a]Sonic Youth[/a] on board...
Two Dollar Guitar feature the most definitely urban and once sunglasses-and-leather-jacket cool master Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on board and despite the often downhome worthiness (remember 16 Horsepower?) the hipster gloss hasn't entirely receded along with the hair line and effects pedals.
'Kilroy' and 'Wilding' are perfectly smooth and cool company on late, wet motorway rides while Christina Rosenvinge's Bjvrk/Nico vocals add a drunk-on-cough-mixture dizzy snakecharm to 'Green Room', which also features the bony guitar skills of Smokey Hormel, last seen with Tom Waits.
The beats are weak and the rhymes lame; they think it's better that way. An oblique and occasionally very cool record which most will ignore. That's fine, Two Dollar Guitar are ready for a bit of peace and quiet. And, as your gran will tell you, the older you get, the less people drop by.
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