Robert Deeble's second album, Earthside Down, is a solid hour of arty sulking. That's not necessarily a cut on his songwriting -- the record displays a definite talent for mood-setting, a knack for offbeat arrangements and a good ear for the mellow and melancholy. It also displays a dismal lack of variety. Deeble's quiet, minor key acoustic guitar is well augmented by rich cello and appropriately sparse, treble-heavy percussion. At its best the album sounds like a severely restrained acoustic Radiohead record, but the muted ...

Earthside Down 2004, Jackson Rubio

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