With key phrases like “…singer Alec Ounsworth is, for reasons best known to himself, singing in the breaking-voice yodel of an adolescent boy. It’s Jonathan Richman meets Emo Phillips, and it’s profoundly annoying.” and “But no, on the next song, he’s at it again, yelping and screeching like a pig with its foot in a snare. I’m torn between a desire to commit murder and a desire to amputate my own ears without anaesthetic,” even if you like CYHSY (as I do), you have to agree the man does have some valid points. This is a great example of how to write a scathing review of a live show without resorting to…well, you know.
IN OTHER NEWS: The Strokes played ULU tonight as part of the “secret gigs” tour.