The Mess That Money Could Buy: CD
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"A skilled songwriter with a flair for constructing jangly, pop-infused roots-rock, Lisik has added new sounds and textures to the mix for his third album. The infectious and thoughtful songs are colored with cello, violin, piano, organ and harmonica. Consequently, The Mess has a fuller, warmer sound than Lisik’s previous album, 'Happiness is Boring' (2006), a simpler indie-rock collection packed with power-pop gems like 'Outside the Elms' and 'Nothing I Can Do.' Lisik, who plays guitar and sings in a pleasingly weathered voice a la Paul Westerberg, has a knack for turning out wry and colorful turns of phrase — 'I left Ohio with my head on fire and a wedding ring in my bag' — and lyrics that read like short stories." – Canton Repository

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