5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
the dirges are the highpoint,
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This review is from: LONG SHOT NOVENA (Audio CD)
Well I followed up an Amazon 'people who bought' link and seeing the positive reviews comparing this CD to Kristin Hersh I took a punt. Big mistake. If the nasal whining voice doesn't drive me nuts the dreary lumpen predictable yet curiously pretentious songs surely will. Unlike the other negative reviewers I find her voice insufferable - nasal, shrieky-grating and devoid of redeeming harmonics. How this can be compared to Kristin Hersh I cannot fathom. But this is just my view, to be balanced against the other reviews. For reference, my idea of great women singers and creative music would include Kristin, Carina Round, Patty Griffin, Rachael Yamagata, Lucinda Williams, Eliza Gilkyson, Laurie Anderson, etc.