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Bare Jr.’s new album finds the Nashville-based artist continuing to confound expecations. Just when you think you have a sense of his style, he up and changes it, which on this, his fourth album under the Young Starvation League moniker, he does on nearly every track. One moment he’s a sly, funny indie rocker (“The Big Time”), the next he’s borrowing a dreamy space-folk vibe from old Pink Floyd (“Don’t Wanna Know”) and then there’s the soulful country blues—with added falsetto — of the title track and the vaudeville pop with bluegrass banjo of the Nilsson-styled “My Baby Took My Baby Away.” The lazy/cool vocals of the instantly hummable “If She Cared” make that track a candidate for a quirky and wonderful summer single.