While most of the album is forgettable, and some of it isn't even listenable, there are moments where Pigeon John really does achieve something, or at least finds his niche.
The song "Orginalz" is (again, ironically), a good example of his ability to craft a nice, solid rap song.
Elizabeth Haidle is creative director of , a visual storytelling magazine for children, and she brings a smart, cartoon energy to Unferth's writing.
Together the two tell the story of their narrator Daphne's struggles to win custody of her son, maintain her relationship with her boyfriend, and care for 42 exotic parrots.
The best song on the album is, ironically, "Identity Crisis".- rides out with the mantra: "Never tell me that we can't go further." The title of this track is "White Whale"—that impossible desire perpetually just out of reach.Whether for peace on earth or a little peace of mind, the struggle to satisfy it can lead only to insanity or death. Eschewing complicated rhyme patterns for straight-talking simplicity, the songs on his second solo effort seem to embody the split personality overtaking the character of popular music audiences and charts.
It seems difficult these days to turn on top 40 radio and not feel somewhat disoriented by all those big-beat ghetto rap songs sandwiched between the whiny lyricism of white-boy emo.The track not only embodies his own sense of being pulled in opposite artistic directions, but it is the only track that also seems to accomplish a sort of synthesis of these two forces.