Ted Hadji

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Texas Platters

Ted Hadji

The Particles Don't Care

The McMercy Family Band's backbeat opens his debut playfully with the clarinet-braced romp of "Page Three Girl," though settles into safer country fare. Hadji displays flashes of Guy Forsyth and Todd Snider in juxtaposing sincerity ("Sad Man's Revenge," "All We Have," "Too Close") against the quirky pop of "Get Out of Bed" and polyrhythmic drive of "Do Me Wrong."

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