End of Love Alt-country pop's answer to Dave Eggers occasionally gets too highfalutin with his Catcher in the Rye and Isaac Newton references. It's as if the cool… 2005-02-22 Clem Snide
Music Review

End of Love (2005)

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2005; Lead Performance: Clem Snide

Alt-country pop's answer to Dave Eggers occasionally gets too highfalutin with his Catcher in the Rye and Isaac Newton references. It's as if the cool satirist and the schooled artiste inside singer-songwriter Eef Barzelay are constantly battling each other for dominance. But on Clem Snide's fifth album, humor wins out. ''Jews for Jesus Blues'' wryly comments on spiritual confusion, while ''Made for TV Movie'' portrays Lucille Ball as a sad clown. Strange as that sounds, you'll find yourself laughing through the tears.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2005 Published in issue #808 Feb 25, 2005 Order article reprints