Magnetic Health Factory

I Can't Wait to Not Talk to You

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Magnetic Health Factory's cleverly titled I Can't Wait to Not Talk to You features two discs' worth of sweet, sad, jangly indie rock with earnest vocals. Singer/songwriter Eric O'Connor's desperately honest lyrics and delivery form the album's lynchpin, grounding ballads like "Oh Well" and "It's Always Dark in Here" and driving rock like "Fake It" and "Move to L.A." in a deeply felt sincerity. The album's lo- to mid-fi production also adds to its confessional quality, particularly on "Half Bashful" and "Too Much Month at the End of the Money," both of which sound like overheard conversations set to music being played next door. With 22 songs to its name, it wouldn't be surprising if I Can't Wait to Not Talk to You dropped off in quality significantly on the second disc, but, fortunately, that's not the case. If anything, O'Connor leaves some of the album's best songs for the second disc, including the winningly jangly "Thrilling Knob," "Don't Make the Mistake of Thinking," and "Bona Fide." However, O'Connor's willingness to put out so many good songs at once can only mean that he has something even better than I Can't Wait to Not Talk to You up his sleeve.

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