Insecure Men / Karaoke For One: Vol. 1
Album: Karaoke For One: Vol. 1   Collection:General
Artist:Insecure Men   Added:Mar 2019
Label:Fat Possum Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-03-19 Pull Date: 2019-05-21
Week Ending: May 26 Apr 28 Apr 21 Apr 14 Apr 7 Mar 31
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 21, 2019: Magnetized Toner
4. Apr 16, 2019: Magnetized Toner
A Rainy Night In Soho
2. Apr 27, 2019: Music Casserole
Madame George
5. Apr 10, 2019: Brownian Motion
Sail Away To The Sea
3. Apr 16, 2019: Attitude Adjustment
Mysterious Girl
6. Apr 09, 2019: Magnetized Toner
Streets Of Philadelphia

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-03-10
Stripped down “karaoke” renditions of radio singles ranging from Peter Andre’s "Mysterious Girl" to The Carpenter’s “Rainy Days and Mondays.” Lo-fi bedroom pop with a forlorn outsider aesthetic. Minimal—most tracks are just vocals and a keyboard. Lonely and bleak but interesting. As lead singer Saul Adamczewski aptly puts it “this album should only be listened to poolside whilst weeping into a shandy.” RIYL: Magnetic Fields, John Maus, Stephen Malkmus, Daniel Johnston FCC: track 2 TRY: 10, 5, 6, 2

1. Somber, rainy mood
*2. (FCC) Groovy preset Yamaha drumbeat with a doo wop feel. Nostalgic love song with vintage high school prom vibes. Six seconds before the song ends he yells “fuck!” and coughs loudly. (As a side note to all you music reviewers, here’s the answer to your hypothetical question…)
3. Upbeat drum machine with simple keyboard elements. Strained crooning
4. Plodding keyboard with goofy horns/kazoos. Deliberately out of tune (?)
*5. 80’s new wave elements with deep vocals and a loose wandering feel (Springsteen cover)
*6. Spiraling keyboard arpeggios with echoed vocals. Sultry, mysterious mood
7. Abner Jay cover describing life in the South during the Great Depression. Nice vocal delivery
8. Slow breakup song with extended keyboard chords
9. Acoustic guitar love ballad
*10. Lo-fi reggae version of the Van Morrison classic. Slow-circling and hypnotic

Track Listing
1. Rainy Days And Mondays   6. Roxette
2. Mysterious Girl   7. I'm So Depressed
3. She Thinks I Still Care   8. Sail Away To The Sea
4. A Rainy Night In Soho   9. Picture Cards Can't Picture You
5. Streets Of Philadelphia   10. Madame George