Minor Love - Adam Green
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  1. Jan 6, 2011
    10
    This album is criminally underrated. Almost every song on Minor Love is a gem. Adam Green has matured both emotionally and musically with this album, and after a bunch of releases in recent years that didn't live up to his early work, critics failed to notice he's suddenly put out one of the greatest records of 2010. There is unmistakable newfound depth & sincerity enshrouded in these songs, which can easily be overlooked by a critic who is too lazy to look beneath the irony that adam has been known for. It is perhaps that uncomfortable juxtaposition of hyper-nonsense with hyper-sincerity that makes this so touching. Not to mention, these songs are short and catchy-as-hell with melodies and arrangements that aren't obvious. There is nothing trendy or too earth-shatteringly original about this album, and there doesn't need to be-- these songs stand on their own. Expand
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
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  1. Minor Love is a record of succinct pop ditties, with only three clocking in over 150 seconds long.
  2. The album, in general, is much more relaxed than anything Reed created (post-Nico, that is), and while the whole thing has a vaguely hazed-out feel, the effect created is more stoner chill than frenetic heroin-induced madness
  3. With echoes of Lou Reed in many of the tracks, including ‘What Makes Him Act So Bad’ and ‘Cigarette Burns Forever’, and faint hints of Green’s previous work with the Peaches in others - ‘Oh Shucks’ - ‘Minor Love’ sees Green marry his roots with the new directions he’s taking, and comparison to the tape recorder fodder of old isn’t so hard make anymore.