Spoken word projects usually pass under my radar due to mild comparisons to hip-hop. Listener does an entire spoken word release with “Not Waving, Drowning” and using subtle acoustic and samples on “Return To Struggleville”. The intelligent lyrics set this apart from even the mildest forms of pop-oriented rap music. These are mildly entertaining and clever, at points, but I’m not sure either has much staying power. Just OK doesn’t cut it.