Two Cents Plus Tax

Two Cents Plus Tax

by Versus
     
 
Two Cents Plus Tax continues the subtle refinements of the preceding Secret Swingers, moving Versus further away from the visceral indie rock of their earliest efforts toward a more evocative and spacious sound. Foregoing the blistering attack of before, here the group settles into a comparatively gentle, vaguely dreamy drift.

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Two Cents Plus Tax continues the subtle refinements of the preceding Secret Swingers, moving Versus further away from the visceral indie rock of their earliest efforts toward a more evocative and spacious sound. Foregoing the blistering attack of before, here the group settles into a comparatively gentle, vaguely dreamy drift. Tracks like the opening "Atomic Kid" and "Dumb Fun" still crackle with energy, but at the same time they reflect a new melodic maturity, and are crafted with a greater focus on vocal and instrumental interplay. Similarly, while the brilliant centerpiece "Morning Glory" hits the ground running, as the song progresses it moves in unexpected directions, easing into a lovely atmospheric haze later resurrected for "Radar Follows You" and the sublime "Crazy-Maker (I'm Still in Love with Your Eyes)." And be sure not to miss the goofy hidden bonus cut "Oriental-American," found only by rewinding track one of the CD back to the -4:36 mark.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/1998
Label:
Caroline
UPC:
0017046755726
catalogNumber:
7557

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