Tuesday, March 08, 2005

The Evens : S/ T

To be fair, it all can't be negative.

Matthew Murphy’s Evens review http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/e/evens/evens.shtml makes me want to revisit the cd even though I had already placed it in the give-away to friends pile. Determining and defining the distinction between the alter egos of one artist is not easy to do, especially when trying to tackle an icon as serious as Ian MacKaye. I am genuinely impressed by how tactfully Matthew approached Fugazi’s limitations and placed the Evens’ music in a separate context without over manipulating the obvious connection to the band’s legendary roots.

I don’t have a sassy grading comment but I am going to give the Evens record a few more spins.