Her first ( and only ) full length solo recording. Original and eccentric, but not, on first listen, for every taste; a jazzy country mixture of Bjork, Patti Smith and Buffy Sainte-Marie. As often seems to happen in Canada, Ms. O'Hara was blessed with a beautifully idiosyncratic voice; thankfully the guitarist/producer Michael Brook gave the artist room to experiment on her debut. Melodies and lyrics veer from joyous abandon to venomous anger, often in the same song. She spits, stutters and snarls through 'Year in Song' and 'Not Be Allright', but the atmospheric weepers 'To Cry About' and 'You Will Be Loved Again', like Jane Siberry and Cowboy Junkies, can bring tears to the eyes of grown-ups. Check the double meaning of the album title, and search for her later guest appearances on releases by Gary Lucas, This Mortal Coil, and Morrissey; after hearing this you will need more. Mary Margaret O'Hara is the sister of comedian Catherine O'Hara of Home Alone, Best of Show, and A Mighty Wind.