ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Clumsy Lovers
After the Flood
L.A. Weekly calls The Clumsy Lovers’ newest CD, “A high-impact
collision of Bluegrass and Celtic.” Personally, I would rather be in
a high-impact collision than subjected to the agony that is this album.
Seriously. If this music was on the radio, I would happily swerve into an
oncoming Mac truck and call it a life, right there. To be fair, if you love
fiddles, banjos and harmonicas, you will also love this album. Conversely,
if you have more than eight teeth and haven’t married a member of your
immediate family, you may appreciate it less.
“Checking Out” is tolerable, mainly because it keeps the instrumentation
down to a nice mellow accompaniment rather than the country-western ho-down
style which sadly permeates the majority of After The Flood.