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CD REVIEW: Paxton - Paxton
By Ben Ohmart - 05/21/2007 - 10:34 AM EDT

Artist: Paxton
Genre: Alternative
CD Review:
From the opening intro in the cd booklet, we're told 'I Want You Now' is the hit. Yes, it's great, coming across especially vocally as a Roger Taylor piece. 'I've been a car for you to drive / to places where you felt alive / and now that we're here / we arrive at the question of: "what do we do?"' But for my money, the opening 'Which Way Do You Go?' sparks the instant fan in me. Seems like some of the best NYC guitar players are in on this one, for rhythm and background sound, and Paxton's voice is young, mature, secretive, telling. 'you like girls / but you don't understand / all those curls / and the curves and the swerves / you go down / but you come back around / you like boys / but you don't understand / all their toys / they get so out of hand.' That's 'Which Way Do You Go?', heated with tambourine and non-laughing humor. The whole too short cd is full-filled, but the great production is ingrained into every solid song. The songwriting will be applauded by those with more clout than me. If Paxton's not on The Tonight Show tonight, check listings for next week.

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