Nexterday

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
It's been a good long time -- eight years, to be precise -- since Ric Ocasek was on the performer's side of the glass in a recording studio. That "hiatus," spent producing acts as varied as Weezer, Le Tigre, and Guided by Voices, didn't cause any rust to develop on the song-crafting skills of the former Cars frontman. At times -- most noticeably on the insistently bouncy "Bottom Dollar" -- Nexterday sounds like a great lost Cars album, but Ocasek isn't simply retracing his steps. "Don't Lose Me," for instance, is propelled by a spiky guitar riff that's full-force garage-rock and deadpan lyrics that make pleas like "Don't get me wrong when I suck". He even takes a brief...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
It's been a good long time -- eight years, to be precise -- since Ric Ocasek was on the performer's side of the glass in a recording studio. That "hiatus," spent producing acts as varied as Weezer, Le Tigre, and Guided by Voices, didn't cause any rust to develop on the song-crafting skills of the former Cars frontman. At times -- most noticeably on the insistently bouncy "Bottom Dollar" -- Nexterday sounds like a great lost Cars album, but Ocasek isn't simply retracing his steps. "Don't Lose Me," for instance, is propelled by a spiky guitar riff that's full-force garage-rock and deadpan lyrics that make pleas like "Don't get me wrong when I suck". He even takes a brief side trip to the Caribbean on "In a Little Bit," which lopes along on a ska-tinged bass line and an affably shuffling drum pattern. More often, though, Ocasek, abetted here and there by former bandmate Greg Hawkes and erstwhile Bad Brains bassist Daryl Jennifer, simply lets his futuro-pop flag fly. That works out just fine, whether he's waxing wonderfully weird, as on the herky-jerky opener, "Crackpot," or following his muse into monochromatic landscapes, as on the contemplative "Silver." There's been a void in rock's gallery of eccentrics since Ocasek decided to take a break from the spotlight -- a gap that's filled quite nicely by Nexterday.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Last time around, Ric Ocasek went for a big sound in an attempt at a big comeback, enlisting Smashing Pumpkin Billy Corgan as a co-producer for about half the album and using such alt-rock luminaries as Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker and Hole/Smashing Pumpkin alumna Melissa Auf der Maur as bassist. The record may have worked but it wasn't a hit, and Ocasek retreated back to his lucrative career as a producer, taking a full eight years to deliver his next solo album, 2005's Nexterday. This is pretty much the opposite of 1997's Troublizing: Ocasek plays nearly every instrument himself and maintains an appealingly relaxed vibe for the entirety of this 11-track album. While he doesn't necessarily stretch himself here, he doesn't sound as if he's resting on his laurels, either. The songs are lean and well constructed, the production is uncluttered yet with enough subtle details to keep things from sounding samey, and every once in a while he'll throw in a curveball -- as in how "Don't Lose Me" shares the same light yet tightly wound feel as Lindsey Buckingham's frenzied work on Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, or how "I'm Thinking" reworks the riff from Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men" -- that keeps the record from being predictable. There's no denying that Nexterday was deliberately made on a small scale: not only was it essentially homemade, but the songs are minimalist pop -- they're catchy, but the clean lines and quiet nature of the production requires active participation from the listener. At this point, some 20 years after the peak of the Cars' popularity, Ocasek's audience is small and faithful, willing to take the effort to get to know a new record, and once they spend some time with Nexterday, they'll find this is another charming, ingratiating, low-key record from an artist whose solo career has pretty much been devoted to charming, ingratiating, low-key records.
Entertainment Weekly - Ben Spier
A tasty box of aural candy-O. (B+)

A tasty box of aural candy-O. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 060768390324
  • Catalog Number: 83903

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Crackpot (3:25)
  2. 2 Bottom Dollar (3:27)
  3. 3 Don't Lose Me (3:44)
  4. 4 In a Little Bit (2:52)
  5. 5 Silver (4:28)
  6. 6 Come On (3:35)
  7. 7 I'm Thinking (3:28)
  8. 8 Carousel (3:22)
  9. 9 Heard About You (3:35)
  10. 10 Please Don't Let Me Down (4:16)
  11. 11 It Gets Crazy (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ric Ocasek Primary Artist, Vocals, Various
Greg Hawkes Keyboards
Roger Greenawalt Guitar
Darryl Jenifer Bass Guitar
Greg Hawks Keyboards
Rob Soanise Drums
Technical Credits
Ric Ocasek Composer, Illustrations
George Marino Mastering
Stephen George Engineer, drum programming
Ed Sherman Art Direction
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