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The Sky Is Too High
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
If you're an old-school Anglophile who hoped Blur were temporarily sidetracked when they recorded the Pavement-meets-Small Faces bluster of their self-titled 1997 album, this solo album by Blur guitarist Graham Coxon indic... more »
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If you're an old-school Anglophile who hoped Blur were temporarily sidetracked when they recorded the Pavement-meets-Small Faces bluster of their self-titled 1997 album, this solo album by Blur guitarist Graham Coxon indicates that he, at least, is still obsessed with all things red, white, and new. Written while his main outfit was on hiatus, The Sky Is Too High reflects both Coxon's love for American indie rock staples like Sonic Youth, Sebadoh, and Jonathan Richman and his need to experiment with sound and mood. Sometimes dissonant, sometimes disturbing, the disc clearly demonstrates that for Coxon, the sky's the limit. --Jon Wiederhorn
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(4 out of 5 stars)
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(5 out of 5 stars)
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G. Moses | 02/24/1999
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