Adam Green: Minor Love

Adam Green
Minor Love
(Fat Possum)

Though once a member of Moldy Peaches, Adam Green has done a decent job of forging his own identity as a solo act. His latest effort, Minor Love, is no exception.

Through his nearly spoken word delivery it’s easy to spot Green’s influences – Jonathan Richman and Leonard Cohen in particular – but he still manages to come off strikingly original. Lyrically, Green doesn’t try to layer his songs with too much over-thought subtext and it’s that simplicity that makes the tracks so interesting. A song like “Buddy Bradley” will likely sound just as fresh a decade from now.

Considering the amount of hype that was thrown at The Moldy Peaches when they first surfaced, you’d expect Green to be living a Brian Wilson-like hermit existence nowadays; thank God he isn’t.