The Magic Math Humbly Suggest Living Is a Miracle
US: 24 Jan 2012
At times reminiscent of Harry Nilsson, the Monkees, and other proud purveyors of unabashed pop music that had old-time-y leanings without new-time-y pretensions, the Magic Math is not above having a sense of humor—hey, this is a double EP, right? but it’s not so focused on having a good time that everything else falls apart. The first half (The Humble EP) is graced with “Living Is a Miracle”, “Can’t Wait”, “Abracadabra” and “King of the Rock Scene”. The second half, The Even More Humble EP includes highlights “Let’s Go Down to the Graveyard”, “On a Limb” and “The Lazy Loafer’s Lament”. The first, to these ears, is a little more fully realized but not necessarily better—just different, from a group that is delightful in its difference. Down home, homespun fun.
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