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Golden Delicious

Mike DoughtyAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Mike Doughty contains multitudes: Singer. Songwriter. Guitar player. Poet. Author. Playwright. Photographer. Most Improved Camper, West Point Youth Camp, 1982. He's released five solo albums, some EPs, a covers album, a couple of live albums, a bunch of EDM tracks and remixes, a poetry book, and a memoir about that time he was in a band called Soul Coughing and didn't like it and took ... Read more in Amazon's Mike Doughty Store

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  • Audio CD (February 19, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ato Records
  • ASIN: B0012IWK3O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,100 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fort Hood
2. I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress to Keep on Dancing
3. Put It Down
4. More Bacon than the Pan Can Handle
5. 27 Jennifers
6. I Wrote a Song About Your Car
7. I Got the Drop on You
8. Wednesday (No Se Apoye)
9. Like a Luminous Girl
10. Nectarine (part one)
11. Navigating by the Stars at Night

Editorial Reviews

Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty is a true multi-media artist: musician, songwriter, poet, playwright, photographer, and an avid, eloquent blogger. On this 2008 album, Doughty and Grammy-winning producer Dan Wilson worked with Doughty's touring band to craft a driven, organic sound around Mike's savvy, agile lyrical escapades. Lead track 'Fort Hood' is named for the U.S. army base that has suffered the greatest number of casualties in the Iraq War; the anthem was inspired by a visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In less somber moments, 'Put It Down' is a hip-shaking Pop gem, and the fan favorite '27 Jennifers' was recorded with a live band for the first time. Golden Delicious is the follow-up to Doughty's album Haughty Melodic (2005). 11 tracks. ATO.

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Same flavor, just less filling February 28, 2008
By P. Opus
Format:Audio CD
3.5 Stars (rounded up)

The vast majority of Mike Doughty's fan base is well aware of his former career as the voice of Soul Coughing, the pioneering funky alt-hip-hop group that rode the post-grunge alternative wave to cult status during the 1990s. Their first album, Ruby Vroom, was an instant classic, full of energy, grit and a cuttingly unique style that brought nerdy/abstract poetry together with a funky beat. After a strong follow-up (Irresistable Bliss) the band released one more effort, El Oso, before disbanding. While boasting a similar sound and feel to the first two efforts, Oso was an odd-man-out among the band's catalog. It was still funky, fun and abstract but the band seemed to be running out of ideas. The lyrics were not as clever, the band sounded obsessed with current trends in electronica, and a new slicker production style ultimately marred the album. It's still a fun listen but it doesn't get nearly as many spins on my player as the first two albums do.

I am thinking that Golden Delicious is kinda-sorta Mike Doughty's solo El Oso. Yeah it's Mike, it's funky and fun, on the surface it sounds pretty similar to the last record (the superb Haughty Melodic) even as it takes one more step away from the rawness of Skittish and Rockity Roll (his two heartfelt early solo EPs). Yet on further listens, I find that this one lacks some of the depth of Haughty as well as the strength of the songwriting. Haughty is a virtual classic, all of the tracks are memorable (at least to me) and heartfelt. Some sound plaintive, others speak about some newfound spiritual awakening, and it's all done in such a way as to seem believable and true. It was a progression - still funky, yet also deep. This album strips away the depth for what sounds more like dance tracks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great effort February 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
There are some really beautiful tracks on Doughty's newest album. "Blue Dress" and "Wednesday" are fantastic, and I really like "I got the Drop on You" too. I was so thirsty for new stuff from him and feel very good about this album. Maybe it'll grow on me more, but I still don't think it quite matches Haughty Melodic, and isn't as beautifully-raw as Skittish. I also agree with other reviewer calling this his most Soul Coughing-est album yet, which I find interesting because you'd think he would continue moving away from that period in his career, but he's returned to it a bit in a surprising way. Oh, and the background music and vocals on this album are top notch.
Mike Doughty is an awesome songwriter and musician, who really excels in building a relationship with his listeners through his blogs and through his live shows. It's part of what really sets him apart and as he continues to build popularity I pray he never strays from that special connection he maintains.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crunchy, Funky, Sweet, Delicious February 19, 2008
By Brian
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Spent the last hour dancing around like a fool listing to the new tracks, and if that's not the mark of a great album I don't know what is. Mike Doughty just gets better and better, and the new album "Golden Delicious" is exactly that. (Crruunch!) Yum. Can't wait to see the upcoming tour.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another treat from Mike Doughty. April 18, 2008
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Mike Doughty has once again shown that he is a terrific song-writer and musician. He continues to impress with excellent songs like Navigating the Stars at Night, I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress to Keep on Dancing and a nice update of 27 Jennifers. Golden Delicious Golden Delicious may not pack the punch of Haughty Melodic Haughty Melodic, but it is a very solid effort. It is obvious that the former frontman for Soul Coughing has a lot more great music in him.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Doughty Great April 20, 2008
By Ragskne
Format:Audio CD
Golden Delicious did not dissappoint. There will be immediate favorites amongst the tracks. However, like any great album, you will discover new favorites the more you listen.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as yummy as I had hoped March 28, 2008
By Redhead
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've been listening to Mike Doughty since the early Soul Coughing days, and have seen him at enough live shows that he may very well think I'm stalking him. As much as I love his performances, enjoy his stage patter, and tend to turn over his lyrics in my mind... I was deeply disappointed by this album. I think that having a band cripples him in a way, and as much as I like the people he tends to work with, it seems like the songs get bogged down in "bandness". I miss the raw fun and somber truth captured in his songs with him solo or with the Doveman. The songs on Golden Delicious aren't as well crafted as previous works.

I'll see him live as much as I can, and I'll always give his new work a shot, but if you aren't a complete-ist, you may want to skip this one. And whether or not you choose to buy this album, be sure to see him play, you won't regret it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best at what he does, but even better February 24, 2008
Format:Audio CD
to sum up this record in one word: brilliant!
it really is the best of what doughty does best, only better.
27 jennifers is classic, and this album is as cheerful as it
is meloncoly.....
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfacton! February 20, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I had a big ole review, ready to write, overflowing with praise. But, I can't stop listening to this brilliance long enough to type!

In short, it's the proverbial 'home run'!!! If you don't buy this, you must be mad at your ears.
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2.0 out of 5 stars One Bad Apple
A CD full of worms, almost rotten to the core.

One seed did grow on me, that was track eight,"Wednesday". Read more
Published 16 months ago by Leafsfan2028
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Mike Doughty - So it has to be good
Great album. This is probably my 2nd favorite of all of his albums. It is really catchy with great play on words. Read more
Published on September 1, 2011 by MatthewRPollock
5.0 out of 5 stars good music
Great and varied sounds. somewhat jazzy, somewhat acoustic, somewhat Dave Matthews-esque...somewhat Sting-esque, among other more famous faves. Read more
Published on December 30, 2009 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Mike Doughty-Golden Delicious
I ordered this cd for a friend whose name is Jennifer in light of the "27 Jennifers" song. I LOVED THE ENTIRE CD. Mike Doughty is a very talented singer/song-writer. Read more
Published on April 27, 2008 by A. Olivieri
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Disappointing
Why would someone give a CD 4 stars and title their review "Extremely Disappointing"? Let me explain. I was never much of a Soul Coughing Fan. Read more
Published on April 25, 2008 by M. Emrich
4.0 out of 5 stars Doughty's Delicious
Mike Doughty is one of my favorite singer-songwriters and the new album is pretty good. I don't think it's his best work to date, but it's definitely worth getting. Read more
Published on April 5, 2008 by Solidmotion
5.0 out of 5 stars Doughty does it again.
While I prefer M Doughty when he plays solo and acoustic, this album has a little bit of his old Soul Coughing funk. Great lyrics and catchy chords make this a definite must have.
Published on March 24, 2008 by Bulldoggitty
4.0 out of 5 stars Golden Delicious
If you like previous Mike Doughty work, you will enjoy this one. No surprizes, but a couple of gems! "27 Jennifers" and "Put it Down" are my new favourite songs. Read more
Published on March 10, 2008 by Tomas Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars cant wait to see him live again!
i was very excited to hear golden delicious...and i was far from dissapointed.

this cd is catchy as the others, and just as heartfelt and great. Read more
Published on March 6, 2008 by K. Miller
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