Insignificance - Jim O'Rourke
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  • Summary: The Chicago-based avant-garde musician (best known for his work in Gastr Del Sol) offers up seven new tracks in his follow-up to 1999's 'Eureka.' Wilco's Jeff Tweedy adds guitar.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 90
    This is adventurous modern music which uses old rock and singer-songwriter traditions as the raw material to be manipulated. [Album Of The Month, Feb 2002, p.110]
  2. Insignificance is the release that finds him hitting his stride completely, seemingly mixing little bits of all the different styles that he's poked around with and boiling it all down into a cohesive little release.
  3. Rarely has the indulgence of rock ‘n roll dreams sounded this concise.
  4. 80
    The only gripe is that at 38 minutes, Insignificance is too short. [Feb 2002, p.92]
  5. Insignificance’s length of less than 40 minutes perhaps indicates that O’Rourke is not as serious about producing a pop opus as he is interested in getting a kick out of screwing around with pop song writing.
  6. 70
    Proof that simple pleasures always beat academic detachment. [March 2002, p.137]
  7. His least demanding work ever, steeped in the traditions of pop and rock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3