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Okay-- no great shakes.
on 5 April 2002
Well, I think this one is better than SHINE LIKE IT DOES, IMO maybe the most overrated 'folk/rock' album of last year. Yes, there is some phrasing
& lyricism that recalls Kate Bush or Kristen Hersh, and rootsy delivery that occasionally bears favorable comparison with, say, The Indigo Girls. She uses her voice better here (e.g., check out neo-Appalachian closer "Big Dog"), but overall I don't find anything that special. I do especially like the duet with Del Amitri's Keith Lattimore on "Snake." Not bad, but check out Anna Rider's POCKETS OF FIRE if you really want a powerful roots/folk rock album with memorable lyrics.