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Album Review

The alternative hip-hop slacker known as Elwood earned some radio airplay with an earthy cover of Gordon Lightfoot's anti-hip 1974 hit "Sundown." As with the debut by another folky hipster — namely, Beck — there's a bit more going on here than you'd suspect from the lightweight hit. Though the songs aren't uniformly solid, the productions are smart and catchy, from the jazzy brass on "Red Wagon" and "Picture of You" to the sitar on "Forty Five" and the jungle-fueled "Dive." Though a pair of songs — "Peaches" and the Donovan-sampling "Bush" — make him sound more like a horny frat boy than a hip singer/songwriter/rapper, The Parlance of Our Time is a creative, entertaining record.

Customer Reviews

Great Songs. . . Very well written... Very Fun

Each song on the CD is pretty sweet. These boys know how to do it. I picture myself chillin' with my girl ridin' down the highway with the top down. Really catchy songs with memorable lyrics.

Can't go wrong

totally underrated, this cd runs the gamut of style...would recommend to anyone!! the cover of G. Lightfoot's is just the beginning...you will not be disappointed.

Certainly top-rated to listeners of Sundown

Elwood is not well-known to the public, but definitely should be based on the hit-song, Sundown (at least that is my absolute favorite). If you are not going to purchase the whole album, at least get the first song. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Biography

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s

Elwood is the eclectic hip-hop/pop project of singer/songwriter/producer Prince Elwood Strickland III and co-producer and songwriter Brian Boland. Born and raised in North Carolina, Strickland grew up listening to rap, soul, country, folk and pop and eventually became a recording engineer at Soho's Greene Street Recording Facility. During his decade-long stint there, he worked with artists like Tricky, Mos Def, De La Soul, the The and Adam Yauch and met Boland. The duo recorded a seven-song demo...
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