Leah Greenblatt
August 17, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

2 (Music - Simple Kid)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Simple Kid
genre
Rock

We gave it a B

Beck. Eels. Badly Drawn Boy. The Irish-born Simple Kid (a.k.a. Ciaran MacFeely) falls comfortably into that same musical mindset, embracing a charming variety of instruments (banjo, laptop) and genres (back-porch country, lo-fi pop). On the woozy folk ballad ”Serotonin,” MacFeely’s aesthetic comes together gorgeously; on ”The Ballad of Elton John,” however, the jaunty melody is marred by his Simple lyrics (calling celebs ”wankers” isn’t exactly trenchant criticism). Still, the Kid — artful and a little bit goofy — is more than alright on 2. B
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