Hoodwink’d is a difficult album to place. It’s rock, but it’s not really sadcore, not completely emo, and not really slacker rock or power-pop, but there’s definitely elements of all of this in this album. Songs like “Angel from Space” and “Hex” are fuzzy, drowsy songs reminiscent of Pity Sex, while “I Feel OK” and “Stoned Alone” are upbeat pop songs, sometimes verging on surf-pop or vibe-pop like Real Estate. Sometimes the vocals drop into a David Berman-esque baritone that reminds me of the depressive doom signaled by beautiful weather and colorful leaves falling in a breeze. These songs are the Silver Jews name-dropping song “I Feel Extra-Natural” and “Primordial Heat.” There’s a lot of gems on this album so sample a few tracks and pick your favorites.