Released: Oct 2008
Label: Merge Records
Kurt Wagner seems to find a theme for each of Lambchop's albums. Quiet but upbeat guitars ground many of the songs on OH (ohio) and give them a tentatively happy feeling. That warm glow hits such standout tracks such as "I'm Thinking of a Number," "I Believe in You" and the pop-rocker "Sharing a Gibson With Martin Luther King Jr." These tunes are as oddly uplifting as "Please Rise," which explores multiple uses of the word "stand." No matter his mood, Wagner's mission really is a positive one. Forget what trends or genres magazines cite -- Lambchop are truly uncategorizable.