Album Review Adam Green - Engine of Paradise

Adam Green - Engine of Paradise

Adam’s still the pied piper of indie, with a skip in his step and charm for days.

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Since first coming to attention as one half of anti-folk weirdos The Moldy Peaches, Adam Green has become a bona fide cult hero - a multimedia polymath of the odd, dishing up graphic novels, surreal films and playful lyrics with childlike glee. The humour that characterises his work has, however, always been served up in a perhaps surprisingly tasteful musical package; Adam might be a little sparkle-eyed tinker, but he’s one with a keen line in smooth croons. On ‘Engines of Paradise’, his tenth solo LP, the formula hasn’t changed: a buttery vocal, gentle swoons and the odd lyrical eyebrow raise are still the order of the day. But if it’s a hard gig convincing a new generation that the pretty twinkles of ‘Freeze My Love’ or the genuinely rather lovely lament of ‘Rather Have No Thing’ are actually pretty cool, then maybe his celeb pals will help; featuring Florence Welch and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, Adam’s still the pied piper of indie, with a skip in his step and charm for days.