Honestly, I Love You *cough*
First Appeared in The Music Box, April 2007, Volume 14, #4
Written by Tracy M. Rogers
Daniel Cirera’s debut Honestly, I Love You *cough* is full of hip-hop beats, folk guitars, and the sort of stereotypical, jaded tales of ex-girlfriends and orgies that one might expect from a 20-something male. Under the guise of being edgy, tracks such as Motherfucker-Fake Vegetarian Ex-Girlfriend and Why unnecessarily are laced with profanity that is grating, while Roadtrippin’ is a conventional frat-boy, party song about getting drunk and driving cross-country. 1992 finds Cirera name-checking New Kids on the Block and Madonna, and All of This is his not-so-subtle way of telling his record label where to get off. Only Cirera’s intriguing acoustic-folk version of the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy in the UK is intriguing and fresh. All in all, Honestly, I Love You *cough* is an album that will appeal to those frustrated inhabitants of the Y generation who are searching for Eminem-lite. ˝
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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