Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Colorblind James Experience

  • Colorblind James Experience [Earring, 1987] B+

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Colorblind James Experience [Earring, 1987]
Speaking of bands that won't change the world--do we have anything better to do?--here's a dry good-timey outfit who obviously feel something's amiss out there but can't quite articulate what it is. Or rather, won't--they cultivate a subtlety that will piss some off and pass most by. Me, I think "Dance Critters" is a mean antiboogie and "A Different Bob" a different cheatin' song, and direct your attention to "Considering a Move to Memphis," where Colorblind expects to bowl, speak in tongues, visit Graceland, eat piroshkis, and (most important) get to know Gus Cannon. B+