Songs You May Have Missed #361

minus 5

The Minus 5: “My Life as a Creep” (2006)

Scott McCaughey of Young Fresh Fellows has been heading up the Minus 5 since 1993, which makes it a little more than a side project. In fact, on their self-titled 2006 LP (nicknamed “The Gun Album”) it’s more Alan Parsons Project, with a stellar lineup of contributors including Jeff Tweedy, Peter Buck, Colin Meloy, Ken Stringfellow, John Wesley Harding, Kelly Hogan, and even Mott the Hoople alum Morgan Fisher.

It’s mostly downer lyrics with bright, perky melodies, a combination I’ve never been able to resist since the days of ABBA.

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