<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> CD Baby Review

CD BABY
August 26, 2003


DARIN MURPHY
Haunted Gardenias

An album that made me darn near speechless for at least an hour
afterwards. In the aural genetics and musical lineage that has
followed the Beatles- and has not always been ultimately "inspired,"
with a kind of shellacked gloss- comes an album that harnesses the
jangle, the substance and the personality that makes high quality
"Beatles pop" so luscious without being carbon-copied and while
adding in its own, unique incarnation of musical vision. A real ride
for the Elvis Costello fan as well, this is one you don't want to
click past without hearing first. Let your ears be your guide, my
friends.