Monday, October 8, 2007

Love Love

The strangest disconnect on It occurs here, where Jarvis’ croon seems wholly at odds with the almost ridiculous music-hall pastiche of the melody. With its goofy clarinet and trombone, “Love Love” could easily become a Brit-com theme song. Jarvis’ pontifications on romance feel unfinished, or maybe just playful. The first verse alludes to a scenario Jarvis would later flesh out on “Acrylic Afternoons.” The second verse incongruously describes Jarvis and his lover jumping into a pond after the ducks scornfully reject their offered breadcrumbs.

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