By Adam Green
After recent support slot with fellow friends The Strokes and briefly having a diary in NME, Adam Green is back with his new album, Jacket Full Of Danger. This album is just as, if not more controversial than the last, Friends of Mine. The first single to be released from this new album will be Nat King Cole on Rough Trade Records.
Nat King Cole is one of the most upbeat songs on the album, capable of making most tap their foot along. Green seems to have an Elvis quality throughout this song, which undoubtedly will appeal to both young and old. Then again, Adam Green has always had a different style to most within the general music scene today.
However, there are more mellow songs throughout this album, making it viable for all emotions. Cast A Shadow is a great example of this, perfect for a quiet day. It can even be seen as an example of someone who's lovelorn, trying to get over the breakdown of a relationship, which I'm sure many young people will relate to at some point or other. However, Green doesn't dwell on the subject, the song is short and to the point, which could suggest to the listener not to dwell on the bad things.
Even though there are both mellow and upbeat songs, it being Adam Green, there is quite obviously a controversial song. On this album it is Drugs whereas on the last it was Choke On A Cock. With lyrics such as 'I like drugs, I love them so' it isn't difficult to see Green's perspective on the topic, which we are increasingly becoming more aware of in the media. However, somehow I don't think this song will get the newspapers in such a frenzy as they would if Peter Doherty were singing it.
Overall, Jacket Full Of Danger is a fantastic album, whether you are on a high or a low, emotionally or otherwise. With his quirky lyrics throughout, some songs will do nothing but make you smile to yourself at this man's pure cheek. But it works for him and will most probably continue to do so. I would recommend any previous Adam Green fans, or anyone whom has just heard his name to buy this album. It is anything but mundane.