Gemstones On his third album, the former Moldy Peaches frontman resumes his very self-conscious quest to become our most subversive balladeer — Neil Diamond with attitude.… Gemstones On his third album, the former Moldy Peaches frontman resumes his very self-conscious quest to become our most subversive balladeer — Neil Diamond with attitude.… 2005-02-22 Adam Green
Music Review

Gemstones (2005)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2005; Lead Performance: Adam Green

On his third album, the former Moldy Peaches frontman resumes his very self-conscious quest to become our most subversive balladeer — Neil Diamond with attitude. Beyond his lounge-singer baritone and maddening music-hall ditties are glib references to oral sex, women's body parts, alt bands (wow — he just mentioned the drummer in the Strokes!), Johnny Depp, and a ''chubby princess'' who'll bust your mattress. His indie-circuit friends will be amused, but no one else will.

Originally posted Feb 28, 2005 Published in issue #809 Mar 04, 2005 Order article reprints
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