Friday, October 24, 2008

Lambchop: OH (Ohio)

OH (Ohio)
Merge Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Leader Kurt Wagner has just released Lambchop's 1oth album titled OH (Ohio), which is another elegant record of blended country, rock and jazz. The always interesting factor of Lambchop is that Wagner has kept the lineup constantly rotating since 1994 and has always used a 10 plus ensemble of musicians to create his work, which gives each album a little different vibe. Because of this, trying to pin Lambchop into one genre gets tough but its blended mix is exactly what makes them especially unique and OH (Ohio) continues this trend of once again offering a solid output of music.

Key Track: "Popeye"

Band With Similar Fire: Giant Sand

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-Reviewed by Aidan Rox