If Beck's Mutations record were quieter, with lyrics more witty than surreal, it would sound something like American-born singer/songwriter P.J. Olsson's Words For Living. A terrific collection of high-gloss and subtle acoustic pop songs with the odd funky scorcher, Words For Living at first breezes by so effortlessly you almost don't notice its intensity. But Olsson is too clever to make things seem forced. By the time he has you floating away on a hypnotic loop like a dandelion seed, you're in too deep to realize that sharp satire is lurking everywhere. A surprise stunner.