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The Rip-Off ArtistThe Kids Are Alright
Self confessed kleptomaniac (that is of sound not actual goods, as 'that would be wrong') The Rip-Off Artist aka Mark Haines has plundered children's records, children's toys (and adult toys!) along with comedy records, talking books, talking keychains and it seems anything else he could get his hands on in the production of this, his second album. The end result is a highly polished offering that is a little too electronic to be classified as loungecore yet inhabits the same melodic downtempo sphere. Similar in both sound and humour to Wagon Christ output, The Kids Are Alright is an album that manages to be quirky and fun without ending up weird and marginalised. Steal it today!