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Cameron, Alex / Forced Witness
Album:Forced Witness Collection:General
Artist:Cameron, Alex Added:10/2017
Label:Secretly Canadian Records 

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Add Date:2017-11-19 Pull Date:2018-01-21 
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Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2017-11-21 
Australian witty storyteller Alex Cameron, the dude with the long straight hair and the fancy dance moves, is back with his second production, Forced Witness, co-produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen. Cameron, who built his reputation emulating Alan Vega’s trademark vocal style against minimal musical elements driven by a heavy drum machine beat, has surprised everyone by softening his tone, lighting up the beats, and surrounding himself with a curtain of pop sounds that makes him closer to Empire of the Sun than to Suicide. Forced Witness interestingly comes with a catch: most of the tracks, despite the pleasant and accessible sounds, are saturated with sexually explicit lyrics – too many FCCs to clean up. In the end, only three tracks are suitable for airtime on this recording. 21st century pop in the age of streaming and quick gratification.

RIYL: Future Islands, Alvvays, LCD Soundsystem, Mac DeMarco and Emotional.

FCC WARNING: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
Recommended Tracks: 10, 3, 5, 2 [FCC], 8[FCC]

1. (4:09) Candy May – FCC (Shit). Medium tempo. Calm. Synth driven.
2. (4:12) *Country Figs – FCC (Cum, Piss). Medium-up tempo. 1980’s R&B vibe production.
3. (3:51) *Runnin' Outta Luck – Medium-up tempo. Catchy. Unusual love song.
4. (4:02) Stranger's Kiss (Duet With Angel Olsen) – FCC (Explicit Content). Slow/medium tempo ballad. Some lyrics here. Do not play outside safe harbor.
5. (3:53) **True Lies – Medium tempo confession ballad. Some song.
6. (3:16) Studmuffin96 – FCC (Pussy). Another medium tempo ballad with some explicit lyrics. Do not play outside safe harbor.
7. (4:06) The Chihuahua – FCC (Pussy). Upbeat tempo. Dancey. Explicit lyrics non-stop. Do not play outside safe harbor.
8. (4:32) *The Hacienda – FCC (Pussy). Third medium tempo ballad with more explicit lyrics. Do not play outside safe harbor.
9. (4:44) Marlon Brando – FCC (Pussy, Faggot, Shit). Slow/medium-up tempo. Dramatic and with some explicit lyrics. Do not play outside safe harbor.
10. (4:32) ** Politics Of Love – Medium-up tempo track. Dancey. Best song of the album.

Track Listing
1.Candy May 6.Studmuffin96
2.Country Figs 7.The Chihuahua
3.Runnin' Outta Luck 8.The Hacienda
4.Stranger's Kiss (Duet With Angel Olsen) 9.Marlon Brando
5.True Lies 10.Politics Of Love