Album review: Andy D, "Choose Your Perversion" 

Although Choose Your Perversion is a couple of years old, it's new to Indiana audiences — the album's creator, Andy D, is a recent emigré to Bloomington from New York City.

The first thing you notice at an Andy D gig is his outlandish appearance: moustache, tramlines and flowing rat tail; fingerless leather gloves, fannypack and an unbuttoned denim vest framing a rotund figure.

His album, like his image, borrows from the '80s. The music resembles synth-based new wave, while his delivery is at times reminiscent of the Beastie Boys circa License to Ill.

The songs on Choose Your Perversion tend to be lewd, often surrealistic, tales of Andy D's game. "Magic Lady" addresses the phenomenon of female ejaculation, while Party Werewolf recounts a midnight liaison with a female lycanthrope.

"Just Push Play" diverges from the album's omnipresent sexuality, instead decrying the fickle nature of the music industry and the hype surrounding "it" bands. The ballad, "Blow You Away," is a standout, revealing Andy D to be as capable a singer as he is a rapper. Nonetheless, the song's sentimentality sounds dissonant sandwiched tracks about date rape and a "party werewolf."

The album has its flaws: Production on certain tracks lack polish, and it fails to capture the energy of Andy D's live show.

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