Laura Morgan
June 23, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Words for Living

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
P.J. Olsson
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it a C+

On ”Good Dream,” this techno-folkie spurts out viscous verbiage like an auctioneer. On the beat-backed ”Visine,” he shrouds a chiming chorus in a hallucinogenic haze. But despite ambitious genre-hopping, P.J. Olsson’s debut Words for Living is more irritating than inspired. After hearing him chant ”I am a dandelion,” you wish he’d follow the next lyric and ”float, float, float away.” C+

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