John Cale, 'Extra Playful' (Double Six/Domino)

Extra Playful
Critical Mass
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Label: Double Six/Domino

by David Menconi

John Cale, the near-septuagenarian Velvet Underground majordomo, certainly isn't known for his lighthearted romps. Nevertheless, there's nothing ironic about the title of this five-song teaser for his upcoming full-length. Extra Playful is as easygoing and steady rolling as he's ever sounded, serving up hooks, elegant Euro-beats, and a modicum of glee in poking fun at his own uptight image. "Hey Ray" wryly summarizes the Velvet Underground's 1960s heyday as a series of invasions -- some imagined (the Russians), some familiar ("The British, again!" he mock-sighs).

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL — Prince - Clouds " 04:34
  • 2 P. Reign — DnF (feat. Drake & Future) " 03:25
  • 3 Stalley — Jackin' Chevys (Prod. by Rashad) " 03:26
  • 4 Emile Haynie — A Kiss Goodbye (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes, Sampha) " 03:46
  • 5 Rusko — I Wanna Mingle (ft Pusher) " 02:37

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA