5.0 out of 5 stars
Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius, 29 July 2010
Crooked is much more than a simple CD...in fact there is no CD unless you want to burn one. A album, presented as a book - which leads to a download of the album, and demos - this is a real work of art. Once you've read the lyrics and Kristin's short articles about the songs, there's the music to savour. There's not a duff track here, but there are plenty of great ones. The heartbreak of Flooding, the epiphany of Crooked itself, and the laid back shuffle of the slightly terrifying Fortune are all highpoints among a set of incredibly strong songs. Kristin's work has never really needed improvement, and the crooked path that led to this album has resulted in genius.