Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
Pushing music genre-hybridization to its most bizarre extreme, the Minneapolis family affair The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group (Jim is backed by wife Stephanie and brother Chris) combines deadpan Astrud Gilberto-style crooning with indie-rock energy. Improbable as it sounds, Oh Brother Where Art Thou? is striking. Without slipping into cutesiness, these genuinely romantic tunes could lighten any introspective slacker’s mood. A-