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One of the best albums of 2007.,
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This review is from: In Advance Of The Broken Arm (Audio CD)
Marnie Stern walks many a fine line. The music features multiple layers of "fiddly" guitars and often atonal vocals, but throws in enough melody and hooks to make it wholly memorable and not at all difficult to listen to. Marnie wears her influences on her sleeve, admitting that her guitar tapping technique is largely inspired by Don Caballero's Ian Williams, and goes as far as getting Hella's Zach Hill to drum on the album and help produce it, but the album sounds more like her own personal vision than anything else. And her personal vision is one of fascinating music, complicated enough to reward repeated listens but not so dense as to make a bad first impression. It's one of the few albums of 2007 I feel I will still be listening to in years to come.