Robert Pollard: Supernatural Car Lover
The preposterously prolific Pollard is back with his 73rd album of the last 18 months (or something like that), and damn if it isn't full of the sort of tuneful, inscrutable pop that leaks from his body via osmosis 24 hours a day, I'm guessing. This one puts me in the mind of early R.E.M.: the effortless guitar hook, the Stipe-ian voice, and Pollard's uncanny ability to present English as a foreign language--even when I can understand the words I have no idea what he's saying. But, R.E.M.-ishly, that doesn't seem to matter at all: the music and vibe rule the day, quite happily.
Go to the Robert Pollard artist page to read his bio, see his picture, and download the mp3.