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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Florida-based alt-country singer features the band Olabelle and was produced by Joe Pernice.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. White shares similarly enthralling tales of troubled characters but infuses them with a newfound levity. [14 Mar 2008, p.75]
  2. 86
    Despite the array of experiences and genres at White's disposal, the album retains cohesion due mostly to the consistency of White's voice, which is strictly country. [Winter 2008, p.98]
  3. White is a pro at stretching his craft through arrangements while respecting the long-buried source.
  4. Though White's thin, flexible voice is sometimes too wispy to hold the center, his directness keeps you with him as he makes his way toward something safe and solid.
  5. Finishing one of his records always leaves you feeling as if an enigmatic wanderer’s just left town. Transnormal Skiperoo, another quality addition to a too-short list of White releases, is no different.
  6. 70
    Jim White's Joe Pernice–produced fourth record deftly melds Southern-flavored soul with California twang.
  7. Transnormal Skiperoo is as quietly joyful as its title. [Nov 2007, p.148]

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  1. KevinC.
    Mar 19, 2008
    9
    Anybody listening to Jim White for the first time will appreciate the crisp presentation and brilliant songwriting of this album. The only Anybody listening to Jim White for the first time will appreciate the crisp presentation and brilliant songwriting of this album. The only trouble is you'll end up having to go out and buy all his previous work. Along with Sufjan Stevens, he's the best thing to come out of America in the last five years. Make sure you go and see him live too, what a voice! Expand