El Oso
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Soul Coughing expand their funky free-for-all with El Oso, a sturdy shack of samples rattling around in a boogie cup. No, it's not a disco revival, just a new way of grooving. Showing more muscle than on their previous release, Irresistable Bliss, frontman M. Doughty spews nonsequiturs between the band's airy jams as if he were the blue-eyed hip-hop equivalent of Robyn Hitchcock. Doughty and the band shake hands with the loping "Circles," whisper sweet nothings to the piano-fed "Blame," and create semi-organic drum & bass on "Blame.""$300," the most addictive cut, slips under a raga spell as keyboardist M'ark De Gli Antoni spikes the brew with digital dust. Aside from "So Far I Have Not Found the Science" (a nearly direct rip-off of their own "Blue Eyed Devil," from their debut release, Ruby Vroom), Soul Coughing have pushed their techno-funk sound further, making El Oso equally limber and bracing. --Jason Josephes

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tracklisting: Rolling
St. Louise Is Listening
Maybe I'll Come Down
Fully Retractable
Monster Man
I Miss the Girl
So Far I Have Not Found the Science
title: El Oso
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 29-09-1998
price: $11.98
net Rating: 4.5
last lookup time: 137383616
genre: Indie Rock
Space Rock
Experimental Music
Post Grunge
fullTitle: El Oso
currentValue: $4.85
created: 137383616
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
asin: B00000AG9H
artist: Soul Coughing