Adam Green - Sixes and Sevens (4 stars)

Adam Green - Sixes and Sevens

(Rough Trade)


This quirky troubadour’s fifth offering should carry a health warning, because it’s ridiculously addictive.

When you first stick on Sixes and Sevens, the golden vocals and smooth production complete with horn sections, Brooklyn gospel choirs, pianos, strings and acoustic guitars make it sound overly slick, until each of the 20 tracks begin to lodge themselves in your head – and believe me they will. ‘Tropical Island’’s catchy refrain has cropped up at the most inopportune moments, as have the hilariously bizarre lyrics on ‘That Sounds Like a Pony’, the soaring melody of ‘Twee Twee Dee’ and the rich, swoonsome chorus of ‘Broadcast Beach’. Goddamn this man is good.

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