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Black Yankee Rock

Chocolate Genius Inc.

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Album Review

Marc Anthony Thompson has released only five albums in over 20 years, but he has made each one count. Black Yankee Rock — featuring artwork that gives the Dixie flag fresh shades of red, black, and green — is certainly no exception. After the tightly controlled blare of the opener, "The Beginning of Always," the album serves up track after track of laid-back backdrops that range from lighthearted to somber in mood. The album, seemingly made with easygoing Saturday mornings in mind, doesn't have quite as many dimensions as Black Music or Godmusic, but it could also be said that it shows more focus. (When you're releasing albums every four or five years, it can't be easy to keep yourself from throwing out all of your ideas, no matter how incongruous they are.) Thompson's following his own instincts, as always, and he always manages to pull off something as valuable as anything by Eels or Beck. Best of all is "It's Going Wrong," a collaboration with Moby that tops anything from the bald one's Hotel. Unfortunately, this album will only receive a sliver of the attention.

Biography

Formed: Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Chocolate Genius is the brainchild of Marc Anthony Thompson, an eclectic singer/songwriter who released two solo albums under his own name during the '80s. Thompson was born in Panama, raised in California, and later moved to New York, where he became involved in the downtown avant-garde scene. When his solo career (which included albums in 1984 and 1989) hit a dead end, Thompson made that downtown scene his focal point, most notably recording with guitarist Marc Ribot in the mid-'90s. Thompson originally...
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