So far; so good.
I'll start with the first single from Pt 1, which is now about 6 months old, "Spirit Power and Soul". The lack of a comma bothers me, but what are you gonna do?
I've heard snippets of the song over XM, but I never really paid attention to it. Now that Marr's disk is fully out, I've been listening more and more.
For those unfamiliar with Marr, he was founding member, guitarist and songwriter for the Smiths - one of my all time favourite bands. While only in existence for five years, their impact has been amazing.
Since their demise in 1987 (!), Marr has been in multiple bands, sometimes concurrently - the most notable is probably Modest Mouse. The band, 7 Worlds Collide, with Neil Finn, could have been great, but it never really seemed to go anywhere.
But Marr is putting out solo material, where he takes lead vocal. He's not Morrissey, but then he's not supposed to be. And this isn't Smith's like music.
At least for "Spirit Power and Soul" has a much more techno / trans / soul thing going on - light on the soul though.
Short rating: I like it.