Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Murs and The Misadventures of the Nova Express

This might be one the most frustrating albums I’ve listened to this year. There would be two or three really good tracks, then one or two tremendously pitiful tracks. Murs was obviously the driving force here, as to be expected. The rest of the cast really had trouble pulling their weight. Normally, I absolutely hate skits, but “Race Day” skit leading into “She Had a Nascar” was actually pretty funny. On the flip side, the Y.O.C. interlude was one of the most annoying I’ve heard in a long time. “1st Love” is the type of storytelling track that I like hearing artists make. But then came Supreme on the next couple of tracks, which brought the release back to average. It ends with 2 untitled tracks, the second of which borrows from Prince, which was a good experiment.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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