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Sebadoh | The Sebadoh (Domino)
If Lou Barlow's heartfelt lyrics are contagious, I'm coming down with it too. The recent release of The Sebadoh is exactly what we've all come to expect from thee American lo-fi heroes with an added extra oomph by way of the irresistible Flame. Oh, I know what you're thinking... "It's so catchy, have they sold out?" [Uh, no.] Maybe it has something to do with the appearance on Top of the Pops that sits somewhat uncomfortably, but I urge everyone to rise above it. Lou, Jason and new drummer Russ are about as close to the truth as you can get. No pretense, just utter belief in their emotions and expressions. And as far as the usage of modern technology goes, well, it is 1999. I don't see any harm in experimenting a little. Especially when the results are an album that is so enjoyable.
Tracy Lee Jackson
CWAS #4 - Winter 1998/9 - The Lost Issue