Often compared to Pavement because its members also hail from northern California and favour a lo-fi approach, indie-rockers Grandaddy have a knack for crafting sad songs about the absurdities of life. Their last album, The Sophtware Slump, took a wry look at technology. Here, it’s about mid-life crisis. “What have I become,” asks singer Jason Lytle, a former pro-skateboarder, on “The Final Push to the Sum.” The question dangles. But the dreamy “OK with My Decay” suggests a certain resignation.
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