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The ranch dressing of music blogs by Brady Gerber.

Truman Black on SoundCloud.

Rating: 3.5 out of 4.

As a member of the unpopular “I like electronic music when it’s made by rock dudes” club, of course I like Matt Healy’s Diet Coke take on introvert club music, where the club is in my room at night watching YouTube Dark Souls recaps by strangers I’d probably not like in person. I like the Truman Black persona more than Thom Yorke’s impression of a solo singer-songwriter who sold his one guitar, though “Loads Of Crisps” immediately reminded me of Yorke’s wonderful cover of Mark Mulcahy’s “All for the Best,” which some lonely nights make me think that this is my favorite solo Yorke performance. That or “Dawn Chorus.” Oh yeah, Truman Black. I’m sure a proper new solo album will sound close enough to The 1975 for me to enjoy it. Isn’t all music solo even when it’s with people.

-Brady Gerber

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