T.J. Simon's #6 album for 2002
First Appeared at The Music Box, February 2003, Volume 10, #2
Written by T.J. Simon
As lead singer of The Old 97ís, Rhett Miller began to morph from alt-country geek boy into pretty-boy pop star with the bandís 2001 release Satellite Rides and the accompanying tour with Matchbox Twenty. The transformation is complete with Millerís eagerly anticipated solo release for 2002 The Instigator. On the CD, he has cranked out a deliciously likable assortment of radio-friendly pop rock with intelligent lyrics and stick-to-the-roof-of-your-skull power hooks. In a fair world, songs such as This Is What I Do and Four-Eyed Girl would be in heavy-rotation on pop radio stations everywhere. In the real world, youíll probably have to buy this album for yourself to enjoy the dozen polished gems Miller crafted for this impressive solo debut.
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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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