Judging from this video for "Buriedfed," Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson's mammoth folk burner, he does not have very much style, and neither do his friends. Look at the cop in the background, look at the doctor. Why are they all lip synching? The point of a successful costume is to imitate keenly, not belie their model. But that's reassuring, an uncomfortable Miles with his arm twisted into video performance. Maybe he's not good at much else aside from being an unfortunately miserable man with a venomous catharsis running through his songs. We want the videos to get worse and the songs to get better, that's got to be the only acceptable dichotomy.
July 10, 2008