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Euphemystic

Author: jason kucsma
09/01/2001 | Clamor Magazine | Album Review
If you say you want to do a musical project that combines some rockin' guitars,
piano/keyboards, and some feel-good lyrics, you better be damned sure that you know what you're doing. I, for one, have no love for Ben Folds Five and I am thankful to say that I don't even know if they exist anymore. Billy Joel can remain the Piano Man. Joe Knapp, on the other hand, has managed to put together a full-length that sounds combines the optimism and melancholy of Simon and Garfunkel with the pop sensibilities of Belle and Sebastian and the eclectic songwriting style that reflects his friendship with Bright Eyes genius Conor Oberst (who cameos on this CD). The result is an honest record of human emotion and creativity. Songs like Maria in Motion will leave your heart racing while A Book Laid on its Binding stir introspection with its sauntering tempo and timid vocals. As a follow-up to the Oh, Holy Fools split with Bright Eyes, this full-length is much more likely to win over new fans as Knapp steps out of the shadows of Bright Eyes and is allowed to shine on his own.

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