Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks | Wig Out at Jagbags (Matador)

cd malkmus_copyI was completely bored with this album and would never recommend it to anyone.

 

 

 

“Planetary Motion” | This track seems to be a bit too sublime for my taste. The muted vocals and drab music allowed my mind to wander. Score: 3

“The Janitor Revealed” | Should I be stoned to appreciate this music? Sloppy music and random lyrics do not make me enjoy a song. Score: 0

“Lariat” | This track is pretty much identical to the last track with slightly better lyrics. So read the stuff I said about the last track. Score: 1

“Houston Hades” | I have no idea what this song is about. It is a hot mess. Are they trying to create a freeform jazz/rock type of vibe? Score: 0

“Shibboleth” | Another song of random words and odd music. I just don’t get and I just don’t appreciate it. Score: 0

“J Smoov” | There is something sweet and endearing about this song. Perhaps it is the sensitive vocals or maybe it is the enjoyable music. I don’t know what it is, but so far this is my favorite song of the album. Score: 6

“Rumble at the Rainbo” | Parts of this song were fun and full of angst, but then they did that weird freeform music thing and I lost interest. Score: 4

“Chartjunk” | A quite enjoyable jazz song. I think it was the horns on this track that brought it all together. I got a very Chicago-type vibe, but the lyrics are the downfall—once again. Score: 6

“Independence Street” | The lyrics on this one are better, but the pace of the song is just depressing: I mean de-press-ing. Score: 5

“Scattegories” | The lyrics consist of two things—names of board games and Condeleeza Rice—neither of which I care much about. Score: 0

“Cinnamon and Lesbians” | Another song that made me lose interest with its lame lyrics and music that went all over the place. Score: 0

“Surreal Teenagers” | This track goes on and on and on but goes nowhere. What a waste of time. Score: 0

Average track score: 2.1. I was completely bored with this album and would never recommend it to anyone. | Jim Ryan

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