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Album Review: Andy Shauf – Darker Days

Andy Shauf lacks this narcissistic tendency. Hedged bets and ear-to-the-Pitchfork musical manipulations don’t exist on Darker Days, his debut album. Those years of singing alone in his bedroom have produced an uncommon voice that doesn’t have to fumble for tricks such as whispering or singing off key in the current fashion. Darker Days neither tries to hide the flourishes of pop sewn through nearly every song and verse; yet the instrumentation remains sparse to give Shauf’s voice its proper place.

on May 11, 2009, 9:35am