online listen
never a big fan so I couldn't be disappointed
studio wiz so he should stay behind the boards
only a couple here that could ever reach a like
and the clip is certainly not one of them
it was the only one out there
1.1 from me and a converted 2.1 from allmusic

from the album - Party Liquor

released Apr 9th


The Bio went on forever so I didn't include it.

Album Review - from allmusic

Todd Rundgren long ago seized his status as a maverick, and his unpredictability can be as
maddening as it is invigorating. State, by some counts his 20th proper solo album (the count
gets a little confusing thanks to odd detours like the two he took in 2011; covering a blues
legend on Todd Rundgren's Johnson and re-recording songs he produced for other artists), is
maddening and invigorating in nearly equal measure, but ever so slightly favors the latter.
Rundgren remains a devotee of D.I.Y. and there can be some audible hints that State may have
been recorded at home and slightly on the cheap; it's never quite as chintzy as (Re)Production
but there's certainly a thinness to the production, particularly the drum loops, that suggests
Todd assembled this all directly onto iMac. Of course, this is part of the charm of State, as
is how Rundgren seamlessly splices elements of his past together here, relying heavily on the
expansive arena art rock of Utopia -- not surprising, given the group's recent reunion -- and
the glossy AOR punch of Nearly Human, threading just a bit of the pop classicism of Liars into
the mix but also some of the up-to-the-minute modernism of Tr-i, via the vaguely silly song
titles "Angry Bird" and "Ping Me." Unlike the balls-out guitar rock of 2008's Arena, it doesn't
feel like Rundgren is pushing too hard here, partially because he allows himself to slip into
some of his favorite mild indulgences, letting the opening "Imagination" stretch out and
shimmer for eight minutes and later throwing out a frenetic, impish novelty in "Party Liquor."
Such quirks are endearing while others, like the stiff computerized funk of "Serious," are
slightly baffling, but State never feels forced, either in its execution or concept. Rundgren
is pushing the edges of his comfort zone just enough to keep himself stimulated while offering
enough melody to satisfy those fans whose concentration usually drifts whenever he wanders, and
the result is an imperfect but satisfying art-pop album.

Track Listing

1. Imagination
2. Serious
3. In My Mouth
4. Ping Me
5. Angry Bird
6. Smoke
7. Collide-A-Scope
8. Something From Nothing
9. Party Liquor
10. Sir Reality