[midlife 150] #138: lambchop “up with people”
April 8, 2010
#138 Up With People by Lambchop (taken from Nixon, 2000)
Up With People – about humanity’s (as represented on the album by Richard M. Nixon) propensity to f*** things up without really understanding or caring – takes full advantage of the extended collective, including choir and orchestra, band constant Kurt Wagner brought together to record the album.
The music’s gospel-like charm belies the pessimism, even nihilism of the lyrics, and makes listening to Up With People sheer, uneasy pleasure.
This review is part of close to 94 ‘s [midlife 150] series, which counts down favourite music 1970-2009.