Sunday, February 26, 2012

David J - Urban Urbane (1992)



Shadowy and seductive release from David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets fame. His solo output can be hit or miss, but this is really, really stellar stuff - definitively his richest, most realized and sundry release and a lovely soundtrack for desecration. Think a smart, soulful, gothic take on adult contemporary with the occasional ode to disillusionment and country pastiche tune thrown in to keep things fresh....really easy listening, but with some dim undertones chronicling fame, drug addiction, sex, violence, and all that fun jazz. Rockin' good stuff, and growing on me more and more with each listen.

Rating: 9/10

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