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DistortionStephin Merritt, the wry, sonorous bard of downtown New York, has made yet another lovely contradiction of an album, Distortion, both...DistortionPopStephin Merritt, the wry, sonorous bard of downtown New York, has made yet another lovely contradiction of an album, Distortion, both...2008-01-11

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Distortion

Genre: Pop

Stephin Merritt, the wry, sonorous bard of downtown New York, has made yet another lovely contradiction of an album, Distortion, both wintry and lush, buoyant and black-hearted. Poetic sentiments like ”Sober life is a prison/S—faced it is a blessing” (”Too Drunk to Dream”) and ”I want to be a topless waitress/I want my mother to shed one tear” (”The Nun’s Litany”) are wrapped in woolly layers of Pet Sounds swoon and shot through with jangling boy-girl harmonies — the perfect antidote to a season of false cheer and frozen toes. A-
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