Minor Love

Adam Green - Minor Love
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2010 Ratings: #604 / 900
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
February 16, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
Folk / Genres
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Drowned in Sound

Juno is to blame for a lot of things. Quirky, non-realistically verbose teens, and Michael Cera becoming an on screen father amongst others. However, the soundtrack did bring Kimya Dawson to wider attention, allowing her to ride a career high with the rapidfire 'Loose Lips', and The Moldy Peaches finally got recognition for their naïve genius with 'Anyone Else But You'. Then lots of people bought their album and got confused. Lost boy Adam Green wa

s forgotten, his bawdy easy listening thriving on the juxtaposition of smut and poo with smooth pop music.


Adam Green's days of nonsensical lyrics laced with unabashed horniness and feigned drug obsession are - for better or worse - behind him. His sixth album, Minor Love, offers none of Green's trademark lowbrow brashness, and slightly distorted Lou Reed by way of Julian Casablancas mumbling replaces his once velvety lounge croon. Still, even in its relative seriousness and overall re-tread feeling, Minor Love is perhaps Green's most satisfying work to date


The song topics and lyrics are all really fun and interesting, and the way they are presented is very fun and diverse. But after a while it starts to feel redundant and the unkempt instrumentals grow tiresome, and even the 30 minute runtime starts to wear its welcome with the shorter songs. There are good ideas, there are wonderful, hilarious, insightful moments pertaining to isolation, self-aware jackassery, and learning to love others and yourself in a healthy way, but overall it just ... read more
Minor Love sees Adam Green crooning his very unique sort of poetry into the night much in the style of "Transformer" by Lou Reed. This record feels like a lonely night out in a busy city and while Minor Love isn't as inventive as I would like it to be it is still a solid project that works well as a whole piece despite some of these tracks feeling like padding.

Best Track: Bathing Birds
Worst Track: Buddy Bradley
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Track List

  1. Breaking Locks
  2. Give Them A Token
  3. Buddy Bradley
  4. Goblin
  5. Bathing Birds
  6. What Makes Him Act So Bad
  7. Stadium Soul
  8. Cigarette Burns Forever 
  9. Boss Inside
  10. Castles and Tassels
  11. Oh Shucks
  12. Don't Call Me Uncle
  13. Lockout
  14. You Blacken My Stay

Year End Lists

#17/The Needle Drop
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