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8.11.2004

'whiskey tango ghosts'

Pamela Murray Winters in the WP takes on Tanya Donnelly's new record (which I've no doubt is brilliant) by picking strangely inept comparisons. (And no, I haven't heard the record yet, but... huh?)

Move over, Norah Jones and Alicia Keys: Tanya Donelly, indie royalty for a couple of decades, is upping the adult-vocal ante. While her confidently rendered yet delicately beautiful collection of songs is too friendly to kick the younger songstresses to the curb, it shows the benefits of experience over youth.

Okay. Note: Tanya Donnella can kick Norah Jones and/or Alicia Keyes' asses without getting out of bed in the morning.

Period. And if you dig the new Tanya album, I suggest picking up ex-Throwing Muse Kristin Hersh's "Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight." (Or any of either of their albums, actually.)

strong "I Never Will Marry," Kristin Hersh

namecheck Karen "ZCT AC" Fowler

3 Comments:

  • At 10:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Have you heard any of Jolie Holland's stuff? Solo or w/ the Be Good Tanyas? That's a voice that sends chills up the spine.

     
  • At 10:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh, the above comment was from me.

    --Jeff
    www.syntaxofthings.com

     
  • At 5:31 AM , Blogger gwenda said...

    Yes -- she's fantastic! We used to have this great local nonprof radio station and one of the DJ's had a huge crush on her and so played BGT and her stuff constantly, as soon as it was released. I miss that radio station.

     

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