Graham Coxon - Happiness In Magazines
title: No More Mr Lo-Fi.
As Graham Coxon's mum doubtless told him, if
something's worth doing it's worth doing well. Five
albums into his half-baked solo career, the ex-Blur
guitarist has teamed up with Parklife producer Stephen
Street to produce the best Graham Coxon imaginable. Which
means, essentially, blazing new wave pop with
stupid-genius solos and lyrics about Camden, bad people
and TV. Mod-metal single Freakin' Out is the standout,
but elsewhere he entertainingly revisits his past. Bottom
Bunk is more Blur than Blur; on Hopeless Friend he even
rediscovers his inner funkiness. Guitarists' albums often
seem embarassingly lost. Certainly not this one.