November 17, 2009

FAMOUS IN A HYUNDAI

Here is an essay I wrote in this weeks Chicago Reader about Kid Sister and capitalism as pop idiom. I know when you call things "fun", you sound like some auntie flossing her holiday earrings ("I know, aren't these FUN?!") but I think Ultraviolet is really fun. A more straight ahead review of it ran (runs?) in the McSweeney's newspaper edition (#33). It is fun top to bottom. It is also like is Neneh Cherry's second album of your (ok, my) fantasy, where every song was like "Outre Risque Locomotive" off Raw Like Sushi instead of proto-trip hop. There is some Monie Love and Ya Kid K thrown in too. It's very sassy 1990 club-crossover MC. Chicago should be proud.

Posted by jessica hopper at November 17, 2009 05:47 PM | TrackBack