Music Album Review: Mondo Cozmo - Plastic Soul (8/10)

After releasing singles and videos for more than a year, artist Mondo Cozmo finally put 10 songs together. His alternative/college radio/online hits are here: the soaring “Shine,” the haunting “Hold On To Me” and “Higher.” Most exciting might be the title track, a new version of a song that was never legally released due to clearance issues. While a truly original artist, Cozmo’s influences (Bob Dylan, Eddie Vedder) are evident. Song structures are reminiscent of Beck. Because Cozmo’s style ranges from spiritual to raucous, the songs sometimes don’t really flow like a traditional album. But Mondo Cozmo is anything but traditional!

Released by: Republic Records/Universal Music Group
Producer: Mondo Gozmo