Now that I work in a record store, I’m finally realizing when albums are released. I’m trying to narrow down my “Staff Pick” choice, and Robert Pollard’s Normal Happiness is definitely in the running.
MP3: Robert Pollard – The Accidental Texas Who
MP3: Robert Pollard – Supernatural Car Lover
There’s nothing groundbreaking on Normal Happiness. It’s a guy with a guitar and some other (presumably) guys filling out the band. But somehow these sixteen songs–only one of which clocks in at longer than three minutes–let Pollard explore his talents and showcase his skill. Yeah, Pollard could have pulled 3+ minutes out of “The Accidental Texas Who,” but why ruin something that’s already fine?