Waiting In Vain - James Jackson Toth
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  • Summary: The artist previously known as Wooden Wand releases his debut solo album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. James Jackson Toth's solo debut has the depth, energy and character of a great comedy. [Sep 2008, p.151]
  2. 80
    Toth's chimeric qualities are still evident. [Oct 2008, p.113]
  3. 80
    Waiting in Vain mines a harmony-rich seam of sticky-fingered country rock and blue sky FM pop. [Oct 2008, p.109]
  4. 60
    Well, pray the restaurant and lounge crowd is ready for a scruffy fellow traveler who can sing about "Cocaine and bourbon / Pinball and pool" without prompting any check requests.
  5. Toth creates a familiar sonic template that focuses his quirks and makes his surreal symbolism all more approachable. [Summer 2008, p.98]
  6. Squally closer 'The Dome' aside, he has a surprisingly light voice and--especially on the straight country of 'Doreen' and poppy 'The Banquet Styx'--a deft musical touch. [Oct 2008, p.152]
  7. The result is pale, beefy, and contemptuous.

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