Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mike Doughty Returns

Mike Doughty returns with another solid solo effort, Golden Delicious, on Tuesday, February 19. Like 2005's Haughty Melodic, the new album builds on Doughty's previous life fronting, the now-defunct, Soul Coughing. His delivery remains similar, if not a little softened, and the sound is more organic than that of his Soul Coughing days. One track, in particular, that stands out to me is the album's opener, "Fort Hood," a thoughtful song about war and it's toll, named for the Texas base and which also gives a nod to the musical Hair.

Fort Hood

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