The intrinsic P.J. Olsson gets twisted and dramatic on his major label debut, Words for Living. This singer/songwriter bridges the gap between hip-hop and acoustic harmonies to fuse an earthy hollow sound into sonic heaven. Olsson delivers a brash whirlpool of turntablism and pure funkadelic grooves, alongside woven, intense lyrics. "Visine" is a raw arrangement of club/dance vibes, and the bluesy ballad "People" dramatically illustrates Olsson's sullen determination. "Good Dream" is a mesmerizing tale criticizing history, even cat calling Adolf Hitler. Like other alternative rock musicians, such as Beck, M. Doughty, and Joseph Arthur, P.J. Olsson has jumped into the futuristic movement in making music sound experimental -- the innovative ways similar to rock masterminds, Brian Wilson and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.
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AllMusic Review by MacKenzie Wilson