Statecraft There are disadvantages to being a well-kept secret. This disarmingly clever songwriter made a number of solo albums while working the deep fryer at Burger… Statecraft There are disadvantages to being a well-kept secret. This disarmingly clever songwriter made a number of solo albums while working the deep fryer at Burger… 2004-11-16 Charles Douglas
Music Review

Statecraft (2004)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 16, 2004; Lead Performance: Charles Douglas

There are disadvantages to being a well-kept secret. This disarmingly clever songwriter made a number of solo albums while working the deep fryer at Burger King; the fries sold better. His fourth CD Statecraft, which features the Pixies' Joey Santiago on guitars, is loaded with laconic, stringently witty pop songs that sound like Lou Reed with an upside-down frown. Or Daniel Johnston on stronger meds.

Originally posted Nov 26, 2004 Published in issue #794 Nov 26, 2004 Order article reprints
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