The Green Sparrow - Mike Gordon
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  • Summary: The debut album for the Phish bassist includes Trey Anastasio, Chuck Leavell, and Ivan Neville as guest artists.
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  1. It all goes down smooth until Gordon introduces funk ("Radar Blip," "Jaded") and calypso ("Morphing Again") to the mix, with the results sounding stiff or dated. But make no mistake: He's got plenty to be proud of here.
  2. By teaming up with his old bandmates, Gordon’s tunes sound just like any other Phish song – and turning out studio records was never the band’s strength.
  3. Gordon isn’t much of a tune man; his melodies rarely take a memorable shape here, and his adenoidal singing turns what he does have into open-mic mush. The lyrics, too, are on a pretty low burn.
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