Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Recorded on the ex-Dinosaur Jr. man's four-track, these sketchy, oddly compelling demos will appeal to the indie kids bewitched by his current band, Sebadoh. It works best as an archaeological dig that reveals volumes abou... more »
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Recorded on the ex-Dinosaur Jr. man's four-track, these sketchy, oddly compelling demos will appeal to the indie kids bewitched by his current band, Sebadoh. It works best as an archaeological dig that reveals volumes about a unique songwriter who, as one title puts it, is mellow, cool, and painfully aware. --Jeff Bateman
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One of my favorites
arian | eugene, oregon | 02/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"an ex-boyfriend of mine purchased this album in 1994 and i fell in love with it immediately. something about lou's voice gets me everytime. the simplicity of the music and the cleverness of the lyrics are what make this album one of the best. this is a MUST HAVE for anyone who enjoys the lou songs over the jason songs on the sebadoh albums."
Less is More
theDeathVegetable | waltham, MA USA | 06/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lou Barlow's music- although minimalistic and simple, cannot be easily defined, referenced nor categorized. This CD is yet more proof of that statement; how amazing i find his 2 guitars, a couple drums & Lou's trademark unpretentious lyrics combine into type of garage/folk/rock experience which fits no genre.
The apex of this release is the track "ChokeChain". My first exposure to Lou Barlow was this very track, which is on the soundtrack to the very under-rated psycho-horror movie "Session 9" (an absolute perfect match to the song). Using his lyrical ability to invite the listener to a barren yet frighteningly real view of life's pains & trials, this cd surely leaves the listener somewhat exhilerated and certainly wiser. A Must-get disc!!
Sebadoh's Songwriting Strongman
theDeathVegetable | 09/14/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After purchasing a few Sebadoh CDs it was obvious that the songs penned by Lou Barlow were the gems of the collections. Winning Losers offers some insight into how the man sketches the songs that eventually make it onto proper Sebadoh CDs; however, these maintain a raw power that I can listen to repeatedly, unlike most Sebadoh CDs (the exception being Bakesale - their masterpiece). It remains one of my favorites and I highly recommend it."