John Wolfington's sophomore release, AMERICAN DREAMSICLE, was a long time coming, but six years, one shelved session, and many fits and starts later, fans of Wolfington's understated debut masterpiece can celebrate: AMERICAN DREAMSICLE bests its predecessor with a more developed sound and a starker emotional outlook. Combining the childlike wonder of Jonathan Richmond with the sophisticated baritone of Peter Murphy--indeed the album's lead-off track, "Danger," sounds like "Bela Lugosi's Dead" performed by the Modern Lovers--Wolfington is a true original. Joined by Steve Shelley and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, Wolfington's indie noir resonates long after the final track.
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AllMusic Review by Pat Sullivan