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Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby

  • Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby [Stiff, 2008] *
  • A Working Museum [Southern Domestic, 2012] A-

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Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby [Stiff, 2008]
Recorded at their home studio in the south of France, just like Exile on Main Street, only without a drummer, a producer, or an engineer ("Please Be Nice to Her," "Men in Sandals"). *

A Working Museum [Southern Domestic, 2012]
Three by Eric with two excellent, four by Amy with all excellent and one or two on her life list, four collaborations with woozier results except on the penultimate "Tropical Fish," which is blown away forthwith by Amy's "Do You Remember That," the love song of the year if "Not Just When We Kiss" isn't. The couple share a sense of detail that grounds even the vaguer songs--Sanskrit tattoo, Kajagoogoo records, sombrero too big for the overhead. Plus, oh yeah, their scrabbling, high-talented, headstrong lives. A-