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Yes and Also Yes

Mike Doughty

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Former Soul Coughing frontman and rock-club doorman Mike Doughty has always had an unusual ear for detail and his real life trials have kept his cynical wit sharp and hilarious. His self-released Yes and Also Yes should satisfy long-time fans and attract new listeners who will wonder how they overlooked this genuine songwriting talent. Rosanne Cash duets on the spritely but prickly pop number “Holiday (What Do You Want?), while Doughty slips in the brief and bizarre “Telegenic Exes, #1,” alongside several other short and interesting bursts of inspiration (“Russell,” “Have At It,” and the German-sung “Makelloser Man”). “Telegenic Exes, #2 (Astoria),” however, delves deeper with a haunting melody worthy of Paul Westerberg and a direct acoustic performance that’s quite affecting. “Rational Man” adds a cool new-wave touch. “Weird Summer” walks the streets with an attractive confidence. “Vegetable” works off a hip-hop, reggae atmosphere to face up to Doughty’s demons.  For straightforward pop hooks, there’s always “Into the Un” and “Na Na Nothing.”

Customer Reviews

Also Yes

It's quite simple. If you like Mike Doughty, buy this album. If you have never heard of Mike Doughty...buy all of his albums. And then go see him play live when he comes to your town.

Incredible

Mike Doughty just keeps getting better and better as the albums go by - I loved the low-fi Sad Man Happy Man, and now this is a brilliant cross between that and Haughty Melodic, but with some new, unexplored places. The songwriter has gotten better and better, but still kept that strange hipster groove that he's always had that really makes it special. Yes and Also Yes is in places hip, groovy, jangly, and haunting; all in all a brilliant release.

Excellent

What I would expect. Thank you again, Mike, for making music that speaks to me.

Biography

Born: June 10, 1970 in Fort Knox, KY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Before emerging as a solo artist, Mike Doughty (known as M. Doughty during the early stages of his career) was best known as the frontman of the unique avant-garde group Soul Coughing. Formed in 1992, Soul Coughing took shape after Doughty met Yuval Gabay, Sebastian Steinberg, and Mark de Gli Antoni while working as a doorman at the Knitting Factory, a staple of New York City's underground music scene. The four musicians signed with Slash/Warner Bros. in 1993 after making a name for themselves on...
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