Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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COCOROSIE
The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn
Touch and Go

Most precious group ever!

One half-Cherokee sister is a former model, the other a trained opera singer. The former sings, the latter plays a harp. Uh-oh! Would it ease your mind to learn that their most visible sideperson is a male African-American singer-percussionist? Maybe not. So take solace in this: Their third album is far less insufferable than its predecessor, even though said predecessor sported the far more sufferable title Noah's Ark. It has less keening, less preening, less theremin, if that was a theremin (in fact, no theremin!), better baby talk. It has a catchy kiddie song that goes, "Everybody wants to go to Japan/ Everybody just hold hands," then "Ja-Maica," then "I-Raq" -- "But once they go, they don't come back." It's often cute, rarely precious. But it also has some sort of "concept." And hard as it may try, it isn't Bjork. It isn't even Deerhoof.

Rolling Stone, May 31, 2007