20 Miles / Life Doesn't Rhyme
Album: Life Doesn't Rhyme   Collection:General
Artist:20 Miles   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Fat Possum Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-03-01 Pull Date: 2004-05-03
Week Ending: May 2 Mar 21 Mar 14 Mar 7
Airplays: 1 2 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. May 18, 2023: autobiography of blue
4. Mar 18, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Easy Living
2. Aug 15, 2016: Everything A to Z week 54
Barely Breathing
5. Mar 14, 2004: the rust belt
3. Apr 28, 2004: Brownian Motion
Unquiet Glam
6. Mar 10, 2004: In the Leaves
Life Doesn't Rhyme

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-02-17
Judah Bauer (John Spencer Blues Explosion) sounds lyrically almost introspective singer/songwriter on this is second solo release. Consistent though is a pleasant mildly swampy indie rock reminiscent of early 70’s Stones, bluesy alt-rock, even somehow Howie Gelb/Calexico sincerity. Just guit, bass, drums, piano and his very likable vocals up front. Finally, lyrics that speak to us all (even generating a raised eyebrow and smile from my normally “deaf to kzsu” lab-bay partner). All songs great, check them out.

1) upbeat rhythm but dark tone, great feel 2) slow, w/ hammond organ, dark, epic lyricism
3) stones feel, fun, all cylinders w/ maracas
4) upbeat feel again, seques out of the stones feel
5) swampy blues slide guit, nice
6) ¾ smarmy piano blues exploding- great!
7) beautiful backwards instrumentation w/ his great vocs/lyrics/melodies that are getting better and better
8) mid paced near alt-country feel (ugh, I hate that term), strummy and balladlike, lyric centered
9) upbeat country swamp
10) slower piano ballad, reminds me of an early 70’s ballad, pretty- great commentary on working 8-5, life’s dissatisfactions
11) slow dark guit bass drums vocs ballad, weird and dark how it goes nowhere, wow!

Track Listing
1. Easy Living   6. Ship Is Sinking Fast
2. Gypsy Babe   7. Drown the Whole World
3. Unquiet Glam   8. Life Doesn't Rhyme
4. Barely Breathing   9. Everybody Knows My Name
5. Clover   10. Unfulfilled
  11. Tearing Apart