Fidelity Is The Enemy Review

artist: Jim Boggia date: 07/28/2006 category: compact discs

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Jim Boggia: Fidelity Is The Enemy
Release Date: Jul 17, 2001
Label: Orchard
Genres: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop Underground
Number Of Tracks: 16
Fidelity Is The Enemy creeps over the line into the kind of hero worship that can keep a singer/songwriter from developing one's own artistic talents.
 Sound: 7
 Lyrics: 8
 Overall Impression: 8
 Overall rating:
 8.6 
 Reviewer rating:
 7.7 
 Users rating:
 9.5 
 Votes:
 2 
 Views:
 38 
review (1) user comments vote for this album:
overall: 7.7
Fidelity Is The Enemy Reviewed by: guitargirl115, on july 28, 2006
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: As a child, Jim Boggia would apparently lock himself in his room with stacks of records and a gramaphone for hours, a habit he pays tribute to in his song "Bubblegum 45's". As a result, this debut album strives to capture the sound of Beatles-esque pop music before it was turned over to the lip synchers and teeny boppers and, for the most part, succeeds. He mixes mellow acoustic guitar with wailing electric, producing a wide range of sound. // 7

Lyrics: Jim Boggia's lyrics don't take themselves too seriously. Even in the midst of a melancholy ballad "Black And Blue", Boggia sings, "This is the point at which I need to write a bridge for this, but I haven't done it yet." The lyrics, though not exactly staggeringly beautiful poetry, flow well, and Boggia's vocal skills are impressive. // 8

Overall Impression: Jim Boggia's overall performance on this album was something I liked, mainly because he blended styles of music from over the past 50 years into something really unique. Songs to get on itunes: "Toy Boat", "Black And Blue", and "Nothing Wrong With Me". If this album were lost, I would definitely buy it again. // 8

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