Candy Ass - Mark Eitzel
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  • Summary: The American Music Club frontman's latest solo release, like 2001's 'Invisible Man,' finds him dabbling with electronica.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. If you can stand the pain, it's worth it. [21 Oct 2005, p.77]
  2. There is much to admire here, and much to cherish.
  3. Once upon a time, Mark Eitzel seemed incapable of writing a bad song, and while that doesn't quite happen on Candy Ass, enough of the album comes close enough to suggest this guy needs to hook up with American Music Club again, and soon.
  4. His songwriting shine is soon obscured behind the dark clouds of densely layered home recording.
  5. The sparkling electronic/acoustic subtlety of 2001’s The Invisible Man has been replaced here by excursions into poor trip hop, and this low-key solo effort lacks a good polish and a harsh editor.
  6. 40
    In among the glitch and twitch, however, lies the odd choice moment. [Nov 2005, p.114]
  7. Candy Ass is a mess, drifting without a rudder between half-baked folk and warmed-over electronica. [Feb 2006, p.120]

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    Feb 14, 2007
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