The Pitchfork camp recognizes Kevin Blechdom as a refined songwriter.
"....Though Gentlemania cycles through a few (musical theater pomp, bluegrass, torch song), it feels closest to the light pop of 1970s and 80s confessional singer-songwriters, their mix of vulnerability and wry self-awareness. "Lazy", swings back and forth with its pretty piano chorus and whistled melody. It sways somewhere between the lovelorn soul-lite of Tapestry-era Carole King, and the breezy quirk of, say, Captain and Tenille. The profane, jokey nature of her past albums gives way to a sweetly innocent lyrical sense, delivered in Blechdom's boyish voice. On "It's All Been Done Before", she calls her lover the "best thing since sliced bread" and the one curse word in "Lazy", is blocked out by a slide whistle...."
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