Album: Adam Green, Minor Love (Rough Trade)

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Ever since the break-up of anti-folk funsters Moldy Peaches (whose greatness has belatedly been acknowledged in the wake of the Juno soundtrack), Green has pushed the "fi" from lo to hi in his solo work, with string sections and relatively lush productions.

On Minor Love, all that has been stripped away and he comes over like a benign folkie, a latter-day Fred Neill. His tales of dating, drugs and suicide sometimes bear closer examination, but songs about hotel rooms are always a warning sign of a creative drought.