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 Post subject: PattyRanks: Micah P. Hinson - The Baby And The Satellite
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:50 pm 
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Mr. Hinson's ...and the Gospel of Progress made my year end top ten last year, both on the strength of the songwriting and on the potency of the songs. 'Close Your Eyes' was one of the best openers of the year, and 'Patience' was scathing and relentless. The new release by Hinson, The Baby and the Satellite appears to miss the mark, as set by its predecessor. The lyrical skills remain obvious, and Hinson's voice sounds like a cross between an excited Stephen Merritt and a depressed Jeff mangum, but the urgency is gone. The songs drone on, and are for the mose part unremarkable and not terribly memorable. On first listen, only one song stands out to me, the third track "The Leading Guy", which begins as guitar with choral accompaniment and ascends into a fantastic full arrangement. Song of the year potential with this track, but the rest of the disc left me a little cold.

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First listen rating: 69

Obner(s) who I think would like this: PopTodd, tentoze


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Is there a RIYL for this guy?


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Hegel-Oh's wrote:
Is there a RIYL for this guy?


Stephen Merritt/Jeff Mangum for the voice, I guess. A less polished Jim White, I suppose.


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Oh, not a favourable review compared to how his debut effected me. Still, would like to hear once.


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I Got Ish wrote:
Oh, not a favourable review compared to how his debut effected me. Still, would like to hear once.


I personally found the sophomore effect lacking compared to the debut, which I loved. Maybe it will grow.


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saw this for 99 cents this weekend, but didnt pick it up....my bad.

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I just realized this was his debut, not Gospel...emusic threw me off with their 'release date'. He actually has a new one coming out in the next month or so. I look forward to that.


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I bought Micah P. Hinson and the Opera Circuit recently. I've not really had time to listen to it carefully but the first few spins didn't make a great impression it has to be said.

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