Magnolia Electric Co.

There's no disputing the enthusiasm of former Songs: Ohia singer Jason Molina and his motley - and hairy - band of Magnolia men. Enthusiasm isn't everything, however, and the band got a tad carried away with the joys of guitar wankery - at least one-third of every song was dedicated to the fancy fretwork of the Sammy Hagar-esque lead guitarist. Molina's quavering voice is a perfect fit with the fragile meanderings of Songs: Ohia but it sounds oddly out of place next to wailing solos.