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Soul Coughing, El Oso

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Soul Coughing, El Oso

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1127356

Disk length: 57m 4s (14 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1998

Label: Unknown

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“El Oso” Tracks & Durations

1. Rolling 3:36
2. Misinformed 3:24
3. Circles 3:06
4. Blame 5:00
5. St. Louise Is Listening 4:29
6. Maybe I'll Come Down 4:32
7. Houston 4:03
8. $300 3:07
9. Fully Retractable 3:25
10. Monster Man 4:16
11. Pensacola 4:15
12. I Miss The Girl 4:02
13. So Far I Have Not Found The Science 2:53
14. The Incumbent 6:46

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Soul Coughing expand their funky free-for-all with El Oso, a sturdy shack of samples rattling around in a boogie cup. No, it's not a disco revival, just a new way of grooving. Showing more muscle than on their previous release, Irresistable Bliss, frontman M. Doughty spews nonsequiturs between the band's airy jams as if he were the blue-eyed hip-hop equivalent of Robyn Hitchcock. Doughty and the band shake hands with the loping "Circles," whisper sweet nothings to the piano-fed "Blame," and create semi-organic drum & bass on "Blame." "$300," the most addictive cut, slips under a raga spell as keyboardist M'ark De Gli Antoni spikes the brew with digital dust. Aside from "So Far I Have Not Found the Science" (a nearly direct rip-off of their own "Blue Eyed Devil," from their debut release, Ruby Vroom), Soul Coughing have pushed their techno-funk sound further, making El Oso equally limber and bracing. --Jason Josephes

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Soul Coughing - El Oso

Tracks: 14, Disk length: 57m 4s

Soul Coughing - El Oso

Tracks: 14, Disk length: 57m 23s (+0m 19s)

Soul Coughing - El Oso

Tracks: 14, Disk length: 53m 56s (-4m 52s)