Friday, January 20, 2006

To All of the Geniuses

Duncan Sheik is releasing his new album White Limousine next week. His last album, Daylight, which was released in 2002, was probably his best to date, especially from a pop fan perspective. It followed Phantom Moon, for which he did his best Nick Drake imitation. Sheik is no Drake, but I respect his appreciation of him.

Sheik's biggest hit, Barely Breathing, has probably done more to hurt his reputation than anything else. That song firmly planted him in adult pop territory (on radio playlists along with Phil Collins for example), but that label does a disservice to the music he's released throughout his career, including Barely Breathing. Any naysayers should spend some time with him, especially if they're Drake fans.

Sampling the title track from the new one doesn't really get me too excited to hear the rest, but at this point in his career, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and pick it up anyway.

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