Best song: Lead track "Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man" sets the tone, but there's not a bad song on this record.
Deja Vu: Sam the Sham's "Little Red Riding Hood"
I'd rather listen to: The best 1-2-3 punch in all rock 'n' roll: "Down on the Street," "Loose," and "TV Eye."
"Nothing Not New" is a yearlong project in which New Times editorial operations manager Jay Bennett, a 41-year-old music fan and musician, will listen only to music released in 2010. Each Monday through Friday, he will listen to one new record (no best ofs, reissues, or concert recordings) and write about it. Why? Because in the words of his editor, Martin Cizmar, he suffers from "aesthetic atrophy," a wasting away of one's ability to embrace new and different music as one ages. Read more about this all-too-common ailment here.
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