The Fine Art of Self Destruction In which young Mr. Malin, late of the much-missed New York glam-punk outfit D Generation, reinvents himself as a rootsy singer-songwriter with the help of… The Fine Art of Self Destruction In which young Mr. Malin, late of the much-missed New York glam-punk outfit D Generation, reinvents himself as a rootsy singer-songwriter with the help of… 2003-01-28 Jesse Malin
Music Review

The Fine Art of Self Destruction (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 28, 2003; Lead Performance: Jesse Malin

In which young Mr. Malin, late of the much-missed New York glam-punk outfit D Generation, reinvents himself as a rootsy singer-songwriter with the help of new bud Ryan Adams, who produced this solo debut. Thankfully, Malin has the heart -- and the tunes (''Brooklyn'' is a keeper) -- to pull off the tattered-troubadour trip. Meet the Springsteen of Avenue D.

Originally posted Feb 07, 2003 Published in issue #694 Feb 07, 2003 Order article reprints
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