Label: ATO Records - ATO0298 • Format: CD Album, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Soft Rock
It's been five years since the demise of Soul Coughingand up to this point, Mike Doughty 's solo releases have been solo in the truest sense of the word: he is literally the only musician present. Haughty Melodic is Doughty 's first solo release to feature a band, making comparisons to his old band inevitable, but this really is a Dubwise - Scanone - Dark Horse Dubs beast.
He's still an excellent wordsmith, and still favors acoustic bass and taut drums. His delivery is pretty much the same, but with a bit more emphasis on singing and melody.
The big differences are that guitars are much more prominent than on any Soul Coughing releases, the lyrics have a more personal perspective, and the additional sounds of the album come from warmer sources like piano, Fender Rhodes and horns rather than a sampler. Here, they American Car - Mike Doughty - Haughty Melodic the full rock treatment. The sound can still be fairly thick, like on "Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well" and "I Hear the Bells," but the acoustic guitar, piano and pedal steel of "White Lexus" are a far cry from anything Soul Coughing released.
There are still some strange sonics, like at the end of "Busting Up a Starbucks," but the overall sound is very organic with many acoustic elements. Doughty 's solo work shows an interesting development. Even with his rather drastic switch from hip-hop hipster beatnik to acoustic solo troubadour, Doughty retained a large part of his original fan base. Those folks will surely be pleased with Haughty Melodicbut even the people who didn't take to Doughty 's solo career immediately owe it to themselves to check this one out.
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