Item# 09878712002
Released: 4/7/2017
Category: Rock & Pop
Media: Compact Discs
Record Label: SUBPOP (SUB)
Price: $13.99   (3 in stock)
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Pure Comedy lives up to its title. Its a comedy in every sense of the word. Absurdity is the order of the day. There are jokes around every turn. The central joke being the perfectly dissonant balance of sincerity and sarcasm conveyed by music and lyrics alike. It makes sense Father John Misty is a polarizing figure given how much his music is composed of polarities. Thats truer of this album than it is of even the very sardonic I Love You, Honeybear. Much has been made of the marriage of his conventionally beautiful voice and accessible instrumentation to his nihilistic and irony-soaked lyricism. This record is definitive proof that that relationship is working, lasting and getting better with age. This is a big-idea album in a way none of his work was before. Even with songs like Holy Shit or The Ideal Husband, hed fall back on his own personal experiences toat least, ostensiblygive his larger ruminations a sense of foundation. This time around, he musters all his confidence as a philosopher to portray externalities from an outside-looking-in perspective. On the whole, his potential need for introspection has been removed in the service of a greater cause: describing the world in all its tragicomic glory.


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