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Troublizing

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Troublizing

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Ric Ocasek

We gave it a B-

The driving force behind the Cars turned up the hook quotient for his first solo album in four years, Troublizing. You’ll find melodies pert enough to recall his old hits, abetted by nostalgic new-wave production from Billy Corgan. On the downside, Ric Ocasek’s deadpan delivery ultimately reads as distant, and his songs retain a mechanical quality that makes even the most appealing seem like small conceits. B-