White Limousine (2006) For every exhilarating single (his lone hit, 1996's "Barely Breathing") or worthy experiment (his blatant Nick Drake homage, 2001's Phantom Moon ), Duncan Sheik makes… 2006-01-24 Duncan Sheik Pop
Music Review

White Limousine (2006)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Jan 24, 2006; Lead Performance: Duncan Sheik; Genre: Pop

For every exhilarating single (his lone hit, 1996's ''Barely Breathing'') or worthy experiment (his blatant Nick Drake homage, 2001's Phantom Moon), Duncan Sheik makes an album like this one: a set of airy, overly fussy pop in search of hooks and edge. The anti-Bush title track of White Limousine and the ticked-off ''Shopping'' try to add anger to his repertoire, but Sheik's feather-duster voice only works best when he's conveying abject romanticism. Most of White Limousine drives right out of your head as soon as it ends.

Originally posted Jan 20, 2006 Published in issue #860 Jan 27, 2006 Order article reprints
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