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Chad VanGaalen – Diaper Island

- by Thomas

Chad VanGaalen is a Canadian singer/songwriter who I imagine to be living in some cabin in the woods where his Macbook is fired up by a generator. Every now and then the man makes the trip to the big city to hand in a new disc full of cute little pop songs that come with just enough of a bite.

I never quite know what to make of his albums… the only certainty seems to be the ugly as fuck artwork. On “Diaper Island” VanGaalen opens with some harmonies that would get a nod of approval from Camp Fleet Foxes while guitars gently fuzz in cuts like “Replace Me”. And that the man has a sense of humor is proven in “Shave My Pussy”. Everything on here is melodic enough but there’s always this eccentric edge to the material that prevents me from truly getting involved with “Diaper Island”.
Score: 6 out of 10

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