ALAN HABER'S PURE POP WEBPAGE
NOVEMBER '98

by David Bash

Solitarium/Darin (Copper Records). A very appropriate title, as Darin's songs come from a very introverted perspective. This is a one man show in the tradition of Todd Rundgren; perhaps the most cogent testimony to Darin's skill is that when you listen to the CD you'll scratch your heard and say, "Man, who does this sound like?" and you'll come to the conclusion that Darin really doesn't sound like anyone. Best tracks are the free-associated "She's Better Than Me," the Badfinger-esque (okay, you know I can't rest until I use at least one reference point!) "Down," and the fun "15 Minutes."